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Aivar Ruukel presentation at the Global Ecotourism Conference in Oslo, 2007

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  • Global Ecotourism Conference 2007 Lifelong Learning in Ecotourism Aivar Ruukel Estonian Ecotourism Association
  • Personal Profile
    • 1994-96 Kodukant Ecotourism Initiative
    • Since 1995 private tourism business in Soomaa national park
    • Since 1996 Estonian Ecotourism Association, networking nationally and internationally
  • Personal Profile
    • Since 2000 lecturer and trainer at courses and seminars nationally and internationally
    • Since 2001 consultant nationally and internationally
    • Since 2006 Student at Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Issues
    • Estonian Ecotourism
    • Experience from Soomaa National Park
    • ECOLL Project (Lifelong Learning for Ecotourism Development)
  • Estonia on the map
  • Estonian Ecotourism
    • Kodukant Ecotourism Initiative
    • Ecotourism Association – ESTECAS
    • Our mission
    • Our activities
      • Seminars, Conferences, Fairs
      • Plans, strategies at national, regional and local levels
      • Ecotourism labelling process
  • Estonian Ecotourism Quality Label
    • Established in 2000
    • Criterias:
      • Accept carrying capacity
      • Support local economy
      • Green business perfomance
      • Support conservation of nature and culture
      • Responsibility, education and respect
      • Safety and quality
  • Estonian Ecotourism Quality Label
    • Destination analysis
    • Environmental plan
  • www.ecotourism.ee
  • National Parks of Estonia
    • Lahemaa
    • Matsalu
    • Vilsandi
    • Karula
    • Soomaa
  • Soomaa National Park
    • established in 1993
    • 400 sq.km
    • RAMSAR area since 1997
  • Soomaa National Park
        • - Bogs, forests, meadows, rivers
        • - Home for eagles, black storks, flying squirrels, wolves, bears, lynx ...
  • Soomaa.com
    • Private company
        • Established in 1995
        • 8000 quests in 2005
        • Operating in Soomaa NP
  • Canoeing trips on the rivers
  • Walking on the bogs
  • Skiing on the bogs
  • Five seasons – more reasons
    • Regular floods – a fifth season
  • Five seasons – more reasons
    • Regular floods – a fifth season
  • www.soomaa.com
  • Our policy
          • The philosophy of SOOMAA.COM is ecotourism, which means to us :
          • supporting preservation of cultural and natural heritage
          • educating t ourists and public
          • promoting local economic development
  • Local People
    • The backbone of our activities is a network of farms along the rivers and people living there.
    • involvement in planning
    • guide services
    • other services – food, transport, riding, B&B
  • Conservation of alluvial meadows
  • Conserving the culture of haabjas Haabjas- Estonian dugout canoe
  • Conserving the culture of haabjas
  • Haabjas-building workshops
    • 1995 - 2000
  • Haabjas-building workshops
    • 1995 - 2000
  • Haabjas and ecotourism
    • New product - exclusive trips on the rivers
  • Haabjas and tourism
    • Image building and promotion for Soomaa NP
    • lot of attention from media
    • in 2005-06 eight film-teams visiting Karuskose
  • Haabjas and tourism
    • Promotion of Soomaa on festivals in Tallinn and Tartu
  • Partnerships and networks
    • Partnerships
    • Horizontally and vertically
    • Within the business sector and across sectors
  • ECOLL
    • Project period 2005 – 2007
    • EU Leonardo finance
    • Vocational Schools from 4 Countries
      • Võru County Vocational Training Centre – Estonia
      • University of Lapland – Finland
      • Schools of Economics no1 Nicolaus Copernicus- Poland
      • Vocational Training Centre “Alfonso Motolese” - Italy
  • ECOLL
    • Partners from business sector
      • Finnish Nature-based Entrepreneurship Association
      • Tourism Agency Wedrowiec (Poland)
      • Touriusm Agency "Terrae Maris"
      • Estonian Ecotourism Association
      • Estonian Rural Tourism Association
      • Soomaa.com (OÜ Karuskose)
  • ECOLL
    • Objective is to develop programme for education and training in the area of ecotourism in accordance with the principles of lifelong learning.
  • ECOLL
    • Target groups:
      • Students who choose tourism as their vocational training program
      • People who already work in the tourism sector
      • People who live in rural communities with ecotourism potential
  • ECOLL
    • Activities of each partner country
      • develop the requirements for professional qualification
      • adapt existing and develop new programs, teaching materials, and curricula
      • test the new programs, teaching materials and teaching methods in the education environment and test their validity in the partner companies
  • ECOLL
    • Learning Modules:
      • Tourism Impact on Environment
      • Safety and Wilderness Skills
      • Ecotourism Marketing
      • Foreign Language
      • Guiding and Tour Leading
      • Cultural and Natural Heritage
      • Ecotourism Management
  • ECOLL Modules
    • Tourism Impact on Environment
  • ECOLL Modules Safety and Wilderness Skills
  • ECOLL Modules
    • Ecotourism Marketing
    • Foreign Language
    ECOLL Modules
  • ECOLL Modules Guiding and Tour Leading
  • ECOLL Modules
    • Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • ECOLL Modules Ecotourism Management
  • www.ecoll.ee
  • ECOLL Summer Camp 03. – 07.of July 2007 in Soomaa, Estonia Welcome!
    • Thank you! Questions please?
    • Contacts: Aivar Ruukel
    • phone: +3725061896
    • [email_address]
    • skype: sookoll3