Project Partners “Nature Guide Network”
University of Klaipeda, Lithuania (Lead Partner)
Klaipėda University is located on the Lithuanian seaside – an area unique from the natural, economic, cultural, and geopolitical aspects. The University has a multidisciplinary experience and capacity in different activities including environmental research and technology, coastal tourism development, analysis and management of ecosystem services, spatial planning, environmental education etc. For the University, SB Nature Guide Network project is a possibility to merge deep environmental knowledge with sustainable nature tourism concept to create new possibilities for coastal tourism development.
Zita Rasuolė Gasiūnaitė
Tel: + 370 46 46 398846
more information / Daugiau informacijos » https://www.ku.lt/ + https://www.ku.lt/en/
Kuršių nerijos nacionalinio parko direkcija, Lietuva
Curonian Spit is a narrow strip of sandy dunes and green forests stretching 97 kilometers along the Baltic Sea, of which 52 km belong to Lithuania. It is unique and vulnerable, sandy and wooded, surrounded by two waters cultural landscape on a coastal spit which features small Curonian lagoon settlements. The Curonian Spit, as an outstanding nature corner which became a national park in 1991 and UNESCO World Heritage site as cultural landscape of global significance in 2000. The aim of the National Park Administration is to ensure ecosystems stability in the Curonian Spit, to restore the destroyed and damaged natural and cultural objects, to provide conditions for leisure and ecotourism and to raise public awareness through environmental education activities. As we are responsible for Curonian Spit development, so for us SB Nature Guide Network project is a great opportunity to improve quality of tourism service.
Tel: +370 469 51224
more information » http://www.nerija.lt/en
Association of Friends of the Ina and the Gowienica Rivers (TPRIiG)
The Association of The Ina & The Gowienica Rivers Friends has been operating since 2002. We promote sustainable fishing and nature tourism. We planted over 65,000 trees above statutory rivers. We poured over 500 tons of gravel into Ina and Gowienica, recreating the rapids – spawning grounds of salmon and sea trout. Every year, our members patrol the basin, traveling up to 10,000 km, protecting natural breeding fish from poaching. We participate in the development of environmental protection plans from the beginning. We are part of Rewilding Europe co-creating with German partners Rewilding Oder Delta. We also belong to the Stepnica Tourist Organization, sharing with the tourists the secrets of the region. We implement projects for the protection of the environment and the development of tourism based on the natural resources of the region. In our ranks there are three generations of enthusiasts and lovers of wild, healthy rivers next to each other, together creating a new level of ecological awareness in the Region.
Tel: +48 531 402 868
more information » http://www.tpriig.pl/
Northern Chamber of Commerce short
Northern Chamber of Commerce in Szczecin is the largest chamber of commerce in Poland. Its principle task is to provide services to member companies, including training and education the organization of cooperation visits and the facilitation of networking opportunities, financial assistance and interest representation and lobbying. Another key objective is to bring international learning to local SMEs. Over recent years, tourism have become a specific focus for NCC as it strives to enhance the Western Pomeranian tourism sector and performance.
NCC’s main responsibility in the project is to create an international network of Nature Guides to establish and maintain nature tourism in SB regions. NCC, having a wide experience in supporting specific sectors on the EU level, will ensure that the Nature Guides idea will be broadly promoted and will boost the development of nature tourism. NCC, using its contacts with companies, will also attract various stakeholders to the Nature Guides idea.
Tel: +48 91 486 07 65
More information » www.izba.info
Environmental Action Germany (DUH)
The Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. – DUH) is a non-governmental environmental and consumer protection organisation in Germany. The profile of the DUH is characterized by long-term engagement in project-related networks in collaboration with other environmental, nature conservation and consumer associations, business enterprises and municipalities as well as private specialists. The DUH is committed to species conservation projects and sustainable regional development within the Szczecin Lagoon region. Together with the projectpartner HOP, DUH has already implemented a LEADER project for supporting local guides in the German region of Western Pomerania.
Tel: +49 3836 2798966
more information » https://www.duh.de/englisch/
HOP Transnational Network Oder Delta
The HOP network aims to develop and establish sustainable and innovative tourism concepts with mobile information and navigation systems and cultural festival formats in the German-Polish border region through long-term, result-orientated cooperation with local actors.
The demand for professional contact persons, who offer guided tours and accompany guests in a competent and entertaining manner is considerably higher than the number of exisiting professional landscape guides.
The profession of the nature guide is at the center of a pilot project to develop new sources of income in rural areas. The innovative job description also addresses young people, improve the attractiveness of the region, and counteract emigration.
Tel: +49 3836 – 237 43 83
Weiterführende Informationen » https://www.hop-transnet.org/