PANORAMA webinar: Inclusive conservation solutions for protected areas in a multifunctional landscape - the Dutch case. REGISTER NOW!

30 avril 2020 Marie Fischborn
Anna FilyushkinaUtrechtse Heuvelrug National Park
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Inclusive conservation solutions for protected areas in a multifunctional landscape - the Dutch case


Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 4pm CET


Protected areas are essential for the wellbeing of human communities and nature. On a global scale, protected areas cover a wide range of landscapes, that provide multiple benefits for local people and the environment on their everyday lives. Management is not an easy task, and varies widely from one area to another, influenced by different visions of how nature should be protected, and grounded in a range of economic, environmental and social perceptions.

Inclusive conservation is an emerging framework that recognises the variety of connections people make with natural areas and the landscapes in which they live, and opens up a dialogue across the various stakeholders of a protected area. The approach holds promise to transform different visions into management strategies and in doing so informs a set of policies and practices for sustainable use of natural resources. Inclusive conservation involves the use of a variety of methods that emphasise local and regional participation, and reflection on future growth and landscape change. This new approach connects people with policies and practices making everyone part of the conservation effort in ways that benefit both nature and our society.

During the webinar, participants will learn more about this approach, and will be introduced to a Solution case study that demonstrates inclusive conservation in action:

Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park and the Kromme Rijn region is a multifunctional landscape centrally located in the Netherlands.Through stakeholder interviews, different visions for the use and development of the landscape were identified. Modelling techniques will help to explore the consequences of these different visions and to consolidate them, ultimately leading to a more diverse understanding of different uses and interests regarding protected area management.