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Management Body of Chelmos-Vouraikos participation at the 11th Working Meeting of Certified Protected Areas in Sustainable Tourism - Europarc

   The Management Body of Chelmos-Vouraikos, through the representatives NicolaosTopouzidis, Geologist and George Rousinos, Forester, participated in the 11th workshop of certified protected areas in sustainable tourism - Europarc, entitled "The social and cultural impacts of tourism: exploring a sustainable response" which was organized by the Management Body of the Tzoumerka, Acheloos, Agrafa and Meteora Valley in Pramanta, of Northern Tzoumerka, from 9 to 11 April 2019.

    Biannually, the Europarc network, which implements the Sustainable Tourism methodology in protected areas, meets in order to exchange experiences and best practices. It seeks to bring the partnerships closer together, to reward the social, economic and environmental benefits of an area, respecting existing culture, while at the same time achieving growth and development. It is a challenge to balance these competitive requirements.

    In its 11 years of operation, the Management Body of Chelmos-Vouraikos, in addition to its important core responsibility for monitoring and preserving biodiversity within the National Park and informing local resident and visitor awareness, has succeeded in integrating the protected area into the Europarc Networkwith the certification "European Charter for Sustainable Tourism" and the Geological World Heritage Sites, entitled "UNESCO Global Geoparks". Through these networking tools, it seeks to contribute to the promotion of alternative tourism, environmental education, environmental protection and promotion activities within the National Park area, with multiple benefits for the local community.

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