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Historical itineraries in the municipality of Comeglians
Embarking on actions to restore the historic itinerary: specifically, the reconstruction of the religious processional routes taken in the past, the assessment of connections between various religions of the territory, the preparation of a variety of actions for retracing the history of these places. The itineraries could also be restored with view to tourism in a general context of revitalising and promoting the territory.
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Home in the mountains
Achieve an overview of existing landscapes, in particular dwelling areas and significant landscape elements. Data and principles must be there, in order to implement appropriate measures for the improvement of natural and landscape areas.
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Kräuterprojekt "Alchemilla" (Alchemilla Herb Project) - development of a marketing platform for regional herbal products and a themed herbal trail and exhibition
Alchemilla is the name chosen by the women from six communities who are working to develop herbal products from the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Reserve (e.g. soap, herb cushions, ointments, etc.), which were initially launched in September 2006. In the framework of the project, a marketing platform is to be developed for these products, including publication of a joint brochure. A themed herbal trail and a herb exhibition plus brochure are planned for full presentation of the subject. Grosses Walsertal is located in the middle of Vorarlberg. With an area of 192 km² and 3500 inhabitants it is very sparsely populated. There is hardly any industry, but the valley offers an intact cultural landscape, meadows with a great variety of wild flowers and an almost untouched natural landscape. In 1998 the six communities in the valley applied as a region to UNESCO for certification as a Biosphere Reserve, which they received in November 2000. Numerous projects have since been implemented in the fields of agriculture, the trades, tourism and environmental education in keeping with the commitment deriving from the UNESCO award to be a model region for sustainability in life and business.
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Natura 2000 Ludescherberg
Dry calcareous grassland, mountain hay meadows, low-elevation peatlands and petrifying springs with tufa formation are the characteristic features of the Natura 2000 area in Ludescherberg. A lack of farm management and intensification are potential threats to these ecological assets, which can only be protected through sustainable management. Management deficits are identified in co-operation with the farmers and a management concept drawn up. The project is accompanied by a full public relations programme.
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Second international conference on interdisciplinary research into mountain areas
Young scientists now have an opportunity to take part in the second international conference on interdisciplinary research into mountain areas. The conference is to be held at the National Park Centre Stilfserjoch in Stilfs/Trafoi (I) from 29 September to 2 October 2004 and is organised jointly by the Stilfserjoch National Park, the European Academy in Bolzano and Innsbruck University.
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Questionnaire on best practice in protected area management
Experts and people working in protected areas are invited to take part in a questionnaire on best practice in protected area management.
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Mountains in the Mediterranean Region Project presented at the IUCN Congress
Italy's Environment Minister presented the Mountains in the Mediterranean Region Project at the IUCN Congress held in Bangkok from 17 to 25 November.
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From vegetable plots to supermarkets: land consumption in France
The French association for regional planning and rural development has recently published a white paper on the subject of land consumption as a result of urbanisation, entitled "The End of the Landscape?". More and more arable land is being built up with residential buildings and industrial parks, and land consumption is progressing at an alarming pace.
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Research on the economic significance of the landscape
What is the monetary value of the Alpine landscape for the resident populations and tourists? This question was studied in the framework of Swiss National Research Programme NFP48 "Landscapes and Living Spaces in the Alps".
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Why wait? Pull down those unused mountain installations now!
Anyone who comes across unused installations or buildings while out hiking or mountaineering in the Swiss Alps should take part in the Wilderness Olympics 2005 and notify Mountain Wilderness (MW) of their "find".
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