SDM Project: Cultural landscapes as vectors for local sustainable development

15.12.2016

SUBMITTED ORGANISATION

Environmental Education Centre Zapovedniks

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

Shulgan-Tash Zapovednik

DATE OF SUBMISSION

 15/12/2016

REGION

Europe

COUNTRY

Russia

FOCAL POINT

Olga Khimchenko, PR coordinator

SDM website

More information is available here

Abstract

Many cultural landscapes of Russia are located in rural areas where living standards are low, the unemployment rate is high, and the economy has priority over the preservation of local cultures. Protected area (PA) managers and other key stakeholders do not have enough skills, knowledge or resources to effectively manage cultural and socio- ecological landscapes. The Environmental Education Center Zapovedniks therefore implemented this project in Shulgan-Tash Zapovednik (Ural Mountains) to foster the capacity of and collaboration between PA managers, local communities and local authorities, with a view to bring about a positive change towards long-term socio-economic development.

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