How can trail projects become more effective in terms of heritage conservation and sustainable development in their regions?
Rigas Zafeiriou presented MedINA’s INCREAte approach, as a management framework for increasing the scope, depth and impact of trail projects worldwide. By applying INCREAte’s scientific, feedback-driven methodology and it’s extensive toolbox, trail managers can prioritize what is more salient to conserve and what the real needs of the local communities are. The implementation of INCREAte in the trail development programme of Kythera, Kythera Trails, has led to innovative actions, which were presented to trail professionals from 13 countries and locals at the closing ceremony of the 1st ‘Green Flag Trails’ auditor training in Europe.
Adaptive management in trail projects, can foster innovation and more effective conservation work.
Green Flag Trails Auditor Training Course | 4-11 October 2019 | Kythera Island, Greece | It is a collaboration between the World Trails Network, the Kytherian Foundation for Culture and Development and Paths of Greece at Kythera Trails | Venue: Porto Delfino cetified Hikers Friendly hotel.
Participating organisations: European Ramblers’ Association, Trekking Italia (Italy), A2Z (Portugal), SAL Walking Tours (Portugal), O Camino dos Faros (Spain), Viator Association (Hungary), Paths of Greece (Greece), Kythera Trails (Greece), Transcaucasian Trail Tourism Support NGO (Armenia), Adventure Tourism Development Association (Georgia), Transcaucasian Trail NGO (Georgia), Transcaucasia Trail Association (Armenia), Great Baikal Trail (Russia), Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (Lebanon), Jordan Trail (Jordan), Abraham Path Initiative (Palestine), Trans Rift Trails (Kenya), Maseno University (Kenya)