ESPARC 2005 Conference: Communicate the benefits of protected areas to society
For the first time in Spain, the subject of intangible values of natural protected areas was discussed by the Spanish Section of the Europarc Federation, in the context of a Spanish conference. A number of conclusions were reached.It was agreed to: (i) Incorporate these values into the review of the Action Plan for the protected natural areasin the spanish state; (ii) Promote their recognition and inclusion in the management plans of natural protected areas; (iii) Foster the maintenance of traditional activities as a part of biodiversity conservation; (iv) Promote the incorporation of programmes concerning intangible natural values into educational policies in protected natural areas; (v) Formally support the “Delos Initiative” and its case studies in Spain.
The proposal was prepared by Jordi Falgarona, president of the Silene Association at that time.
ESPARC 2005. Actas del XI Congreso EUROPARC-España: Comunicar los beneficios de los espacios naturales protegidos a la sociedad. Cangas de Nancea, 8-12 de junio de 2005. Fundación Fernando González Bernáldez: EUROPARC-España, 2006. 184 pp. ISBN: 978-8-493-29797-8.