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Project name DE-NATURA: botanic gardens as tool for sustainable development
Objective Objective 3.1
Priority Natural and cultural resources
Aim The aim of the project is the valorization of selected protected plant species in botanical gardens located in Central Europe. The gardens selected are characterized by important autochthonous species linked with the peculiarities of the urban or agricultural territories.
An innovative pilot test will combine the conservation of rare, ancient and wild plants, their reintroduction in the natural habitats, specialized educational activities and innovative tourist offers. Each garden will have the possibility to improve their running activities and test out the pilot project within specific agreements with the local public and private Institutions, association of citizen from the urban areas, schools and tourist providers both from rural and urban contest. The pilot will run in the areas selected and the results will be part of the innovative DE-NATURA management plan for the public sectors which will combine conservation, educational and tourist activities in one integrated strategy.
The strategy aims to involve Institution and citizen from the urban areas as active participants for the conservation and re-introduction plan.
Specific communication plan will include information panels, thematic paths and communication activities for the active involvement of citizen living in urban areas. The DE-NATURA management plan will be disseminated in other European Public Sectors and will be available for free through the project channels.
Results • Selection of the pilot areas ( rural areas and urban contest)
• Need analysis of the existing National, Regional and local legislation of the area selected concerning the re-introduction of rare, wild and ancient species in nature.
• Monitoring report of the current situation in the area selected.
• Agreements at local and regional level for the DE-NATURA pilot project and management plan.
• DE-NATURA pilot project standard definition and methodology.
• Monitoring of rare, ancient and wild species in the areas selected. (rare species in the botanic garden’s neighborhood)
• Selection of the species to be reintroduced within the garden.
• Cultivation of the plants in the garden selected.
• Re-introduction of the plants in nature
• Educational path into the garden linked with the DE- NATURA pilot project.
• Tourist opportunities linked with the DE- NATURA pilot project.
• DE-NATURA management plan constitution.
• Dissemination strategy within the urban area selected.
Cost
Duration 24 month
Partners involved
Partners requested Botanic gardens
Natural Parks
Public authorities
Tourism association / company
Benefit
Innovation An innovative pilot test will combine the conservation of rare, ancient and wild plants, their reintroduction in the natural habitats, specialized educational activities and innovative tourist offers
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