EuroEco 2010 Asnate Ziemele

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EuroEco 2010 Asnate Ziemele

  1. 1. Proposals for environmental policy based on demonstration of environmental, social and economic benefits from tourism in the Slitere NP Estonia, 28-29.09.2010 Asnate Ziemele Lauku celotajs, Latvia POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  2. 2. Latvian Country Tourism Association Legal form: NGO (owns a Ltd. company for commercial activities) Founded: 1993 Members: ~350 (rural tourism providers) Staff: ~14 Office: in Riga Functions: • RT product development • Quality control and labelling • Povider training and consultations • Promotion and marketing (brochures, maps, Internet) • Lobbying for interests of members • Project implementation POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981 2
  3. 3. Project aims POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  4. 4. Demonstration site - Slītere National Park Established: • In 1923 as nature reserve • In 2000 as NP • Area: land – 16360 ha, sea – 10130 ha • No industrial activities for 80 years • Restricted military area after WW2 to the beginning of the 1990-ies POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  5. 5. Recommendations for the sustainable tourism development in the Slītere National Park POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  6. 6. 5 new tourism products/routes with the guidelines – how to develope the products •3 hiking routes •2 cycling routes •1 canoeing route •1 self-drive route •2 nature watching products – birds and animals POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  7. 7. Guidelines for marking/ signposting the trails POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  8. 8. Guidelines for Tourist Monitoring Methodology in the SNP POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  9. 9. Tourist Monitoring in the Slītere National Park •Visual monitoring •Photo monitoring •Establishment of sample areas •Questionnaires •Electronic visitor counting POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  10. 10. Livonian coastline – cultural identity of Slitere NP •The Livs are one of the smallest surviving nations in the world • Livonian culture – unique selling point of Slitere NP POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  11. 11. Guidelines of the content for the outdoor panel in the protected nature territories POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  12. 12. 5 outdoor panels in Slītere NP •At the Mazirbe Church – walking trail • At the Seacoast by Mazirbe – botanic values + military heritage • At the Kolkasrags – birds •In Kolka – walking and boating •In Košrags (liv village) - cycling POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  13. 13. The Slītere NP Tourism guide + guidelines how to develope a guide of National park In the guidebook: •The most significant events and facts •Descriptions of more than 100 nature and culture heritage sites •A variety of routes for walking, cycling, boating, bird and animal watching and driving •Services and facilities •Maps etc. • 12 pearls of Slitere POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  14. 14. Public discusion – the Travel Day to Slītere Līvõd Rānda June 12, 2010, Dundaga • Various travel routes (boating, fishing, cycling, walking etc. – guides for free) • Made in Slītere:  A market of local crafts and other products • Tasting of the best fish soup in Kurzeme, known as “KALĀ PIVĀD”, or “Celebration of Fish” •A concert to conclude the Travel day to More than 1000 visitors Slītere POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  15. 15. COOPERATION at all levels involved – the key of success - •SNP administration •Local municipality • local NGOs •Tourism entrepreneurs •Other active local people POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  16. 16. Comming soon... •Guidelines for organizing public events including the case of Slitere NP Traveller’s Day •Guidelines for coastline architecture with the case study of Slītere NP • Botanical guide incl. Plant Finder, Wildlife tours, worth seeing places •The Baltic National Parks guide POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  17. 17. International conference of nature tourism March 22-23, 2011, Riga POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981
  18. 18. Project website: www.polprop.celotajs.lv “Lauku ceļotājs” Latvian Country Tourism Association Kalnciema 40, Rīga ph.: +371 67617600 asnate@celotajs.lv www.celotajs.lv POLPROP- NATURA LIFE07 ENV/LV/000981

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