The workshop “Protected natural areas and their impact on key economic sectors”

The last activity in a series of three workshops, the one entitled “Protected natural areas and their impact on key economic sectors”, held on 10.07.2015. At this workshop were invited to attend a number 20 experts, representatives of local authorities, universities, environmental protection and NGOs. The activity will conclude with a report on the impact of major economic sectors on protected areas and Natura 2000 sites included in the project development prospects, but also appropriate measures for a better protection and their conservation.

“We expect that at the end of this workshop, we have three reports of great quality to support us in a study as rich and meaningful which will constitute a working tool important for authorities and agents economic, so that sustainable development in these areas to become effective conservation and protection of nature in perfect harmony with economic development.” PhD. Aurelia Florina Dumiter, project manager.

“The economic value of protected natural areas” – workshop organized within the project

An important activity of this project, the workshop “The economic value of protected natural areas” was held on 01.10.2015. At this workshop were invited to attend a number 20 experts, representatives of local authorities, universities, institutions and environmental NGOs. The activity will conclude with a report on the economic value of protected areas and Natura 2000 sites included in the project, developments and necessary measures to protect and preserve.

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„Un concept relativ nou îşi face tot mai mult simţită prezenţa atunci când vorbim despre ariile protejate: valoarea economică a acestora. Pentru mine, ca biolog, este o provocare să particip, alături de specialişti în economie la evaluarea ariilor cuprinse în acest proiect. Important este ca, la finalul discuţiilor, să avem o abordare care va asigura o dezvoltare durabilă a acestora.” Marton Venczel, expert biodiversitate.

“A relatively new concept makes its presence felt more and more when we talk about protected areas: their economic value. For me as a biologist, it is a challenge to participate, along with economists to assess the areas included in the project. Importantly, the end of the talks to have an approach that will ensure their sustainable development.” Venczel Marton, biodiversity expert.

The workshop “Protected natural areas – present and future”

One of the first public activities of this project, the workshop “Protected natural areas – Present and Future”, held on 23.09.2015. At this workshop were invited to attend a number 20 experts, representatives of local authorities, universities, institutions and environmental NGOs. The activity will conclude with a report on the state of protected areas and Natura 2000 sites included in the project, developments and necessary measures to protect and preserve.

“The debate prospects for the protection and development of these areas by a large number of specialists from diverse backgrounds, so the various points of view will give us the possibility, in the report the activity, but also in the final study, to have approach as exhaustive discussion of all problems and prioritize solutions to these protected areas to be preserved as well, to retain the value of outstanding natural but at the same time, these measures result in sustainable development areas.” Răzvan Dumbravă, protected areas expert.

A NEW PROJECT AIMED AT PROTECTED AREAS

On the 15th July 2015 at 12.00, in the conference room of the hotel CARO Oradea, str. Mihail Kogalniceanu, nr. 21 / b, a conference was held to launch the project “The impact ecosystems of protected areas in the custody of Bihor County Council and Cris Land Museum on the main economic sectors (EcoNatura)”. The project is implemented by Bihor County Council as project promoters. The project is implemented within the Program RO02-Biodiversity and ecosystem services, financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) 2009-2014. The contract value is EUR 375,981.87 ie 1.65902 million lei of which the eligible reimbursable from the EEA Financial Mechanism (85%) is 319,584.59 euros, or 1,410,167 lei Grant eligible and the amount of the national budget (15%) is of 56397.28 euros, or 248.853 lei. (Course infoeuro: 1 euro = 4.4125 lei). The event was attended by representatives of the beneficiary, representatives of NGOs with activities in the field of environmental protection of APM Bihor Oradea and the University, as well as media representatives.