In this webinar, Carol Ritchie, EUROPARC Executive Director, set the scene on the importance of giving protected area visitors an authentic experience, towards enhancing the connection between our natural and cultural heritage.

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Shaped by nature, sculpted by man Shaped by nature, sculpted by man




is one of Ms Ritchie preferred sentences to describe the landscape in European Protected Areas. Indeed, the human dimension and cultural activities that once took place in many protected spaces should always be included in the speech of managers, rangers, guides, interpreters,… 

During the Webinar, participants shared some interesting links with case studies and guidelines:  

Linking Natura 2000 and cultural heritage – Case Studies – published by the European Commission

People-Centred Approaches – by ICCROM

LIFE Project Historic Heritage and Nature Conservation


Case Study 1  

Engaging citizens through heritage interpretation? by Thorsten Ludwig, Interpret Europe 

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Case Study 2

From theory to practice: Interpretation in Gesause National Park by Martin Hartmann, Gesause National Park, Austria