Development of nature protection and protected areas in Carpathians in Slovakia

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Rozvoj ochrany prírody a chránených území v slovenských Karpatoch

Country/ies: Slovakia, Switzerland
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 10/2011-11/2016
Objectives and results of the project:

Improvement of the nature protection and sustainable use of the protected areas through stakeholder involvements. Tourist infrastructure such as tourist trails, view tower, films, ferrata etc were built. There were many small viable activities supported (small touristic infrastructure) based on the bottom up principle

Implementing organization / institution:

State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic

Project partners:

University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) (CH), Institute of High Mountain Biology (SK)

Total amount of the project: 2 640 220,00 EUR
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Swiss financial mechanism