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The project led by the Province of Gelderland involves 3 partner regions from Belgium, Netherlands and UK, which have major natural sites recognised at the European level as part of the NATURA 2000 network. There are four main objectives: to give a vision for the development of recreational facilities in protected and densely populated areas; to steer recreational land use and build up knowledge in planning evaluation tools, particularly in rural areas in transition; to implement inno [...]
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Website
http://www.boundlessparks.com/



Lead Partner:
Province of Gelderland
PO Box 9090, 6800 GX, Arnhem
NL
Tel +31 (0) 26 35 99 451
Fax +31 (0) 26 35 99 510

Contact:
Mr. W. Eckhardt

w.eckhardt@prv.gelderland.nl

Measure: 4.1

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ERDF Grant:
Total eligible cost: € 7,4 M€


Partners involved:

NL - Province of Gelderland (Veluwe)

BE - Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland

UK - Torfaen County Borough Council

NL - Vereniging Natuurmonumenten

BE - Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap AMINAL

NL - Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Visserij


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Summary
The project led by the Province of Gelderland involves 3 partner regions from Belgium, Netherlands and UK, which have major natural sites recognised at the European level as part of the NATURA 2000 network. There are four main objectives: to give a vision for the development of recreational facilities in protected and densely populated areas; to steer recreational land use and build up knowledge in planning evaluation tools, particularly in rural areas in transition; to implement innovative marketing strategies; and to tackle the fragmentation of natural areas to create a base for future projects. The main activities of the project are channelled to creating sustainable gateways to recreational areas. As such, a large proportion of the budget will be directed at ‘decentralised gateway’ expenditure (entrances to parks, visitor centres, zoning systems to manage visitor access, walking and cycle routes, site conversion) in four different locations during the implementation of which there will be a transfer of knowledge between the partners. Other initiatives demanding transnational cooperation include the establishment of schemes to train park rangers and improve visitor management and steps to develop corporate identity between the four parks.

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