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Guidelines for quality in volunteer management

4th February, 2013

New guidelines for quality volunteer management have been produced within the EU Grundtvig funded project “Volunteer Management in European Parks” and are now available for further consultation. They have been prepared by all the project partners in a Europe-wide participatory process. We would be delighted if you were to consult on them in your protected […]

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‘Apps’ training seminar – programme now available!

1st February, 2013

EAI is pleased to announce that dates and venue have been confirmed for our next training seminar ‘The Uses of Apps and New Media in Protected Landscapes’. It is to take place on Thursday 21st March 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. What’s the seminar about? With the advent of smart phones and web technology a […]

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Training seminar for volunteer coordinators

21st January, 2013

Details of a training seminar for volunteer coordinators have been announced. The event is part of the EU Grundtvig project “Volunteer Management in European Parks”. If you already work with volunteers in your protected area or are planning to do so in the near future, then this training seminar is a chance to learn (more) […]

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Latest E-News from EAI published

12th December, 2012

EAI’s latest E-News was published on 3rd December containing news of policy developments from across the UK and in the EU, as well as event plans and publications. EAI’s post-conference E-News was published on 31st October, with a round up of news from the EUROPARC 2012 conference, including the award of the Alfred Toepfer Medal […]

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Eurosite and CCW workshop on Natura 2000 monitoring

21st November, 2012

Our colleagues in Eurosite, together with EAI member and sponsor the Countryside Council for Wales, are holding a workshop entitled, “Terrestrial Natura 2000 Monitoring – Nature, Pictures and People”, in Swansea, Wales, from 12 – 14 March 2013. The event will provide a unique opportunity to get to know terrestrial Natura 2000 habitat monitoring methods […]

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European recognition for Arthur Mitchell

31st October, 2012

The EUROPARC Federation has recognised the enormous contribution to nature conservation in Northern Ireland and Europe made by Arthur Mitchell of the Mourne Heritage Trust. In a ceremony on 25th October 2012 at the annual EUROPARC conference Dr Mitchell was awarded the Alfred Toepfer medal, which is awarded each year by the Federation to celebrate […]

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Sustainable tourism practitioners meet

15th October, 2012

EAI’s sustainable tourism network met again on Thursday 11th October in Birmingham. The focus of the day was to look at how protected landscapes in the UK are developing their relationships with tourism businesses in the context of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism. Discussion was lively and complex, yet also productive. Challenges, difficulties and […]

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Looking ahead to this week’s Charter networking meeting

8th October, 2012

EAI’s sustainable tourism network meets in Birmingham on Thursday 11th October. The network brings together UK Charter Parks – holders of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas – and others with an interest in sustainable tourism in protected landscapes and enables the sharing of expertise and experience. This meeting will focus on […]

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Young rangers define their ideal activities

13th August, 2012

At the first meeting of our new project group ‘Establishing a Young Ranger Network’ held on the 8th and 9th August 2012 in the Mendip Hills AONB young rangers played an active role in developing plans for the network. Matthew McDonald-Smith, young ranger from the Northumberland Coast AONB, focused on rock climbing, with a morning […]

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EAI’s Summer E-News published

25th July, 2012

EAI published its summer E-News today, with a round-up of information from across the UK and Europe. Featured in this edition are the opening of nominations for the UK Landscape Award and details of new LIFE+ projects that have been given the go-ahead in the UK and Ireland. There’s also news on policy developments, publications, […]

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