European Destination of Excellence "Tourism and protected areas"  Estonian destination of Excellence award S O O...
Soomaa – Land of Peat-Bogs
Where is Soomaa?
- Values of Soomaa - STDS - Products & Services
Nature values – reasons  why to visit Soomaa:  <ul><li>Large untouched mires, among them the largest raised bog in Estonia...
Large untouched bogs
Naturally meandering rivers
Regular floods Five Seasons – More Reasons
Fifth Season
Floodplain Meadows
Soomaa is RAMSAR  and Importand Bird Area
Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage list
Home for big carnivores
Soomaa - Capital of  Estonian  Wilderness
Sustainable Tourism Strategy Vision Vision  Soomaa NP that belongs to the network of European wilderness areas is the most...
1.Ecological aim – tourism supports the nature conservation objectives of the Soomaa NP  2.Economical aim – tourism suppor...
<ul><li>National park  territory (39640 ha)  </li></ul><ul><li>Other protected areas  in the region (10770 ha)  </li></ul>...
Zoning for Sustainable Tourism
Partners in Collaboration <ul><li>Board of Soomaa -Local PANPark Group </li></ul><ul><li>Enviromental Board </li></ul><ul>...
 
Local Food
Target Groups of Soomaa
Людмила Руукел +3725029793 [email_address] Контакты: Marketing Strategy and Plan  2010 - 2012
Tourism products - Discover Villages of Soomaa
Dugout-Canoe Building
Tourism products -  Dugout-Canoe Trips  on Ancient Waterway
18.- 27. of June 2009 Song Festival Fire carried from Tartu through Pärnu to Tallinn  by old boats
Tourism products - Bogshoeing – a True Wilderness Experience
Bogshoeing in combination with Bogwalking on wooden paths
 
 
 
 
 
Co-operating with Travel Trade
 
Kick-spark trips on frozen rivers
Cross-country skiing trips  on frozen Bogs
Wildlife  Tracking
Beaver Safaries
Thank You! Questions please!
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Soomaa Presentation at EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence

  1. 1. European Destination of Excellence &quot;Tourism and protected areas&quot; Estonian destination of Excellence award S O O M A A Land of Bogs National Park International Jury Meeting May 26th 2009 The Flower Pavillion Pirita tee 26, Tallinn
  2. 2. Soomaa – Land of Peat-Bogs
  3. 3. Where is Soomaa?
  4. 4. - Values of Soomaa - STDS - Products & Services
  5. 5. Nature values – reasons why to visit Soomaa: <ul><li>Large untouched mires, among them the largest raised bog in Estonia – Kuresoo; </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally meandering rivers; </li></ul><ul><li>Regular floods on rivers; </li></ul><ul><li>Floodplain and swamp forests; </li></ul><ul><li>Floodplain meadows; </li></ul><ul><li>Vascular plants orchids, wild cladiolus, Siberian Iris; </li></ul><ul><li>Eagles, woodpeckers, owls, great snipe and corn crake. </li></ul><ul><li>Elk, wild boar, beaver and all large carnivores; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Large untouched bogs
  7. 7. Naturally meandering rivers
  8. 8. Regular floods Five Seasons – More Reasons
  9. 9. Fifth Season
  10. 10. Floodplain Meadows
  11. 11. Soomaa is RAMSAR and Importand Bird Area
  12. 12. Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage list
  13. 13. Home for big carnivores
  14. 14. Soomaa - Capital of Estonian Wilderness
  15. 15. Sustainable Tourism Strategy Vision Vision Soomaa NP that belongs to the network of European wilderness areas is the most popular wilderness tourism destination of the Baltic’s. Its tourism products base on wilderness experience, uniqueness of Soomaa, cultural heritage and quality service that are offered by the local tourism entrepreneurs and stakeholders.
  16. 16. 1.Ecological aim – tourism supports the nature conservation objectives of the Soomaa NP 2.Economical aim – tourism supports local livelihood with creation of jobs and entrepreneurships 3.Social aim – tourism supports the welfare of local community and preservation of local way of life 4.Tourism development aim – Soomaa tourism products and services have strong quality and the tourism entrepreneurs are competitive and sustainable.
  17. 17. <ul><li>National park territory (39640 ha) </li></ul><ul><li>Other protected areas in the region (10770 ha) </li></ul><ul><li>Close surroundings of Soomaa NP (~52240 ha) </li></ul><ul><li>Further surroundings of Soomaa NP (~118300) </li></ul>Zoning for Sustainable Tourism
  18. 18. Zoning for Sustainable Tourism
  19. 19. Partners in Collaboration <ul><li>Board of Soomaa -Local PANPark Group </li></ul><ul><li>Enviromental Board </li></ul><ul><li>State Forest Center </li></ul><ul><li>Green Riverland </li></ul><ul><li>Local Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Friends of Soomaa </li></ul><ul><li>Soomaa Tourism Association </li></ul><ul><li>Village Groups </li></ul>
  20. 21. Local Food
  21. 22. Target Groups of Soomaa
  22. 23. Людмила Руукел +3725029793 [email_address] Контакты: Marketing Strategy and Plan 2010 - 2012
  23. 24. Tourism products - Discover Villages of Soomaa
  24. 25. Dugout-Canoe Building
  25. 26. Tourism products - Dugout-Canoe Trips on Ancient Waterway
  26. 27. 18.- 27. of June 2009 Song Festival Fire carried from Tartu through Pärnu to Tallinn by old boats
  27. 28. Tourism products - Bogshoeing – a True Wilderness Experience
  28. 29. Bogshoeing in combination with Bogwalking on wooden paths
  29. 35. Co-operating with Travel Trade
  30. 37. Kick-spark trips on frozen rivers
  31. 38. Cross-country skiing trips on frozen Bogs
  32. 39. Wildlife Tracking
  33. 40. Beaver Safaries
  34. 41. Thank You! Questions please!
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