www.discoverdinarides.com Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference: Programme Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference 7-9 October 2014 Brijuni, Croatia Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference 7-9 October 2014 Brijuni, Croatia Logistics Contact persons for basic logistics issues Mrs. Martina Šubašić +385 95 9130 872 [email protected] Boat transfer from Fažana to Brijuni is available according to the schedule bellow and the trip takes 20 minutes. Boat tickets should be picked up at the ferry branch in Fažana where you should state your name in order to obtain a free boat ticket. Mrs. Anja Trutina +385 98 617 889 [email protected] http://www.brijuni.hr/en/boat_transfer Location and conference facilities Hotel Neptun- Istra Nacionalni Park Brijuni Brionska 10, 52212 Fažana Croatia Phone: +385 52 525 888 07:15 06:45 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:50 13:00 11:30 14:00 13:30 14:30 15:00 Technical Conference working languages Croatian and English. Translation from/to Albanian and English is provided. Side meeting Dinaric Arc Park tips for sustainable tourism – moving the agenda forward, led by Mr Wilf Fenten and Richard Partington Tuesday, 7 October, 17 - 19 Exchange Rate In Croatia you can pay with Kuna; 1 EUR = 7,6 HRK Fažana – Brijuni Brijuni – Fažana Use the Protected Areas Bazaar on Wednesday, 8 October, to meet your colleagues, exchange knowledge and taste specialities from other countries. Goods that you bring with you can be stored in hotel kitchen! Dear friends, it is my pleasure to welcome you again to the Dinaric Arc Parks Conference, this time at the National Park Brijuni. This place is so gorgeous that I almost feel a guilty pleasure in being able to say that we are coming here for work. But, you all deserve it, many times over. Dinaric Arc Parks community is entering the third year. We have much to be proud of, and even more to be looking forward to. A number of PAs are going through the process of European Charter for Sustainable Tourism. The engagement of DAP in supporting protected areas in acquiring Charter status is a commitment to make sure that full stakeholder involvement will take place. Initial success is generating interest among other PAs and we hope more good work is yet to come. Based on your interest, a large number of training programmes, workshops and seminars have been carried out. This has included four study tours to PA systems in the region with over 100 participants, workshops and 18 stakeholder meetings on the economics of ecosystems, 57 workshops on quantification and marketing of PA benefits with 1,222 persons participating, as well as 3 workshops on PAs and climate change with 132 participants. Training programmes on communication and interpretation have been carried out in Albania. Our brand is becoming more and more recognisable - DAP webpage has been visited 190,000 times, audio-visual spots viewed by 477,000 people, blog visited for 52,000 times and the Facebook page has had 45,000 likes. Valbona National Park in Albania Facebook page, had acquired 3,000 friends within a month following its launch! Finally, we are expecting that the formal establishment of the DAP Association will take place in December 2014. This will be a major step forward – again, it is all up to you to make it strong and vibrant. Take pride in being part of this growing community - learn, listen, share and teach during the few wonderful days we have in front of us at Brijuni. Deni Deni Porej, Ph.D. Director of Conservation Programmes WWF Mediterranean Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference 7-9 October 2014 Brijuni, Croatia Agenda items TIMING AGENDA ITEM Registration 20:00 – 23:00 Lunch TIMING AGENDA ITEM Wednesday, 8th October 2014 Monday, 6th October 2014 Arrival day 17:00 – 20:00 TIMING AGENDA ITEM Tuesday, 7 October 2014 th 07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast at Neptun Hotel 09:00 – 09:10 Overview of day one 09:10 – 10:00 Benefit assessment of Dinaric Arc Parks (Kasandra Zorica Ivanić) 10:00 – 10:30 Protected areas for water (Francesca Antonelli) 10:30 – 11:00 Golden triangle for green future – the Coca Cola case in Serbia (Milica Stefanović) 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 11:30 – 13:00 Future role of Dinaric Arc Parks benefits (round table) 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch 15:00 – 15:45 Dinaric Arc Parks association – how far have we come and the next steps (Leon Kebe) 15:45 – 16:15 Formal signing of Letter of Intent 08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast at Neptun Hotel 16:15 – 16:30 Official closure of the conference 08:00 – 10:00 Registration 16:45 – 19:30 Study tour to Croatian protected areas: Brijuni National Park Welcome speeches and overview of the agenda, Signing of bilateral agreement Croatia – Montenegro (Paolo Lombardi, Sandro Dujmović, Branimir Gvozdenović, Mihael Zmajlović) 20:00 – 00:00 Protected Areas Bazaar 10:00 – 11:00 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 11:30 – 12:15 Dinaric Arc Parks project timeline (Petra Boić Petrač, Andrea Štefan, Leon Kebe) 12:15 – 13:15 Tourism in protected areas (Ignace Schops) 13:15 – 15:00 Lunch 15:00 – 17:00 Protected areas and tourism go “hand in hand” (round table - Chair: Ignace Schops) 16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break 07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast at Neptun Hotel 17:00 – 18:00 What is the future for marine resources in the Adriatic sea (Željka Rajković) 09:00 – 19:00 17:00 – 19:00 Side meeting: Dinaric Arc Park tips for sustainable tourism (R. Partington, W. Fenten) 20:00 – 22:00 Dinner Study tour to Croatian protected areas: Motovun forest (optional) departure of participants that will not participate in the study tour /departure possible after study tour as well TIMING AGENDA ITEM Thursday, 9th October 2014 Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference 7-9 October 2014 Brijuni, Croatia Key note speakers Paolo Lombardi graduated in Biology at the University of Rome and obtained post-graduate degrees in History of Science and in International Institutions and Policies. In the early Eighties he worked as a researcher for the National Fisheries Institute (ICRAP) in Italy. In 1985 he joined WWF Italy as Director of conservation projects and in 2000 he became Director of WWF International Mediterranean Programme where he currently leads a staff of 50 people working on projects in twelve East and South Mediterranean countries focusing on ecosystem-based fisheries, marine and terrestrial protected areas networks, sustainable forest management, integrated water ecosystem management, climate change, building capacity of actors and creating policy and economic enabling conditions. During his career in WWF, he has been responsible for developing conservation strategies, designing and implementing projects, carrying out analysis, elaborating and advocating policy positions on major environment and development issues. He represents WWF in various international bodies, including the Barcelona Convention and the Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development. Ignace Schops is a Belgian environmentalist, a biodiversity & landscaping & herpetology expert. He is the Director of the Belgian NGO Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland (RLKM), council member of the largest network on nat¬ural heritage in Europe, EUROPARC federation, full member of the EU chapter of Club of Rome, and council member of the largest nature conservation organization in Flanders, Natuupunt. Schops was awarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize, better known as the Green Nobel Prize in 2008, for his contributions to the establishment of the Hoge Kempen National Park, the first National Park of Belgium. In 2010 he became one of the eight global ambassadors for the IUCN countdown 2010 initiative. Due to his international work on biodiversity and social entrepreneurship he became an Honorary Doctor at the University of Hasselt in 2011. In 2013 he became part of the Climate Leadership Corps of Al Gore and was decorated by the Belgian King Filip as the "Commander of the Order of the Crown". Schops is author and co-author of several books and articles on herpetology, nature conservation, landscaping, social entrepreneurship, sustainable tourism, etc. Sue Stolton, of Equilibrium Research, has focused on the management and wider understanding of protected areas since the 1990s. She is actively involved in IUCN’s expert World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and has produced numerous books, reports and developed methodologies on protected area issues which have been tested and applied globally. In 2011, Equilibrium were the recipients of the IUCN WCPA Kenton Miller Award for innovation in protected area sustainability. Richard Partington is an international expert on national parks and protected areas with experience in governance and management of national parks, European protected landscape policy development and its implementation as well as expertise in sustainable tourism, visitor services, community engagement and in using conservation and recreation to support rural economies and local values. His work with New Zealand’s national park service provided fresh approaches to England’s Broads Authority and Exmoor National Park where he was Director of Visitor and Communication Services. His practical background in countryside management, information and interpretation, management planning, publications, communications, community engagement and advocacy provides an inherent understanding for how sustainable tourism needs to work with all interests. Richard has been involved in the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas for almost 20 years. From training Charter verifiers to being a member of EUROPARC’s Sustainable Tourism Working Group he is one of the most experienced verifiers providing clear advice and encouragement on the sustainable tourism Charter. Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference 7-9 October 2014 Brijuni, Croatia Amarildo Mulić, M.Sc., is a director of the public enterprise Una National Park Ltd. Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been working in the field of tourism, marketing and environmental protection for 20 years. For eight years he worked in Italy. He is the first director of the Una National Park and is, together with his colleagues, successfully working on the establishment and development of areas and management. Under his leadership, Una National Park and its most attractive site, the Štrbački buk waterfall, have won the international prize “White Flag” for clean rivers, lakes and sea. In his personal work Amarildo has won numerous awards, most important being “Best Manager” in the field of tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2003 and the special award which is awarded by the Government of FBiH “Friend of the Environment” in 2013. Francesca Antonelli, graduated biology and started her career as a researcher of animal ecology in Italy and US. She then turned her attention to the world of civil society and joined WWF, first in the forest unit and later took the position of head of freshwater unit where she is currently engaged. In the past ten years she led the work of WWF Mediterranean in relation to water resource management in North Africa and the Western Balkans focusing in particular on integrated water resource management, wetlands management and sustainable hydropower among other issues. Wilf Fenten has been closely involved with European protected landscapes since 1996. He was until recently a senior member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in England, chairman of the Park Authority’s Access Committee, and a Trustee of the Dales and Harrogate Tourism Partnership. As managing director of EUROPARC Consulting GmbH he is responsible for implementing the application process for the European Charter and is in constant touch with most of the over 100 protected areas in Europe who are Charter parks or Charter candidates. In recent months, Wilf has been travelling extensively through many parts of Europe, working closely with national parks and other designated areas on topics like “Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism”, “Protected Areas as Testbeds for Sustainable Development” and a “Learning from Europe” project about strengthening the identity and public commitment towards designated landscapes. Dragan Kovačević, the National Coordinator for the Republic of Srpska. In 2000, he has graduated from the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Banja Luka. He has been involved in nature protection line of work since 2007, when we has been employed with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage of the Republic of Srpska. Elvis Zahtila has a Ph.D. in biology –oceanology. He does marine research at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, and is engaged in ecology and nature protection as an employee of the Brijuni National Park and as the director of the Natura Histrica Public Institute, caring about protected natural values in the Istrian County. Bojan Zečević is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economy, University of Belgrade. He teaches undergraduate courses Economics of tourism and Marketing in tourism. He is the head of the course Management in Tourism at the master study programme of the Faculty of Economy in Belgrade, he developed and lectures courses Strategic management of touristic companies and Strategic management of tourist destinations. He is one of the founders, as well as the Programme Director of the Centre for Tourism Research and Studies from Novi Sad. He is engaged on scientific and professional projects for public and private sector and international organisations. From 2009 to 2014 he was the Chair of the Management Board of the Serbian Tourist Association. Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference 7-9 October 2014 Brijuni, Croatia Željka Rajković has M.Sc. in Environmental Management at the Imperial College London and B.Sc. in Biology, Program of Ecology from the University of Zagreb. She has over 10 years of experience in project management (design and planning, coordination and implementation, supervision and monitoring). Željka Rajković focuses on PA management: management effectiveness, management planning, CBD PoWPA implementation, development of monitoring protocols for marine habitats. She has been working with WWF, World Bank, UNDP, RAC/SPA, as well as central and local government. Željka is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and several NGOs. She currently works with WWF on sustainable tourism issues through implementation of the SEA-Med Field Project Croatia, coordinated by Sunce Association. She is based in Zagreb, Croatia. Irina Zupan is a biologist, working in State Institute for Nature Protection of Croatia (SINP) for a decade. As the head of the SINP Protected Areas Department she is working on standardisation and development of protected area system on the national level. The focus of her professional interest is adaptive management, participatory planning and effectiveness of protected areas management, as well as development of associated capacity building programmes. Marijana Jurić works as a senior advisor at the Ministry ofEnvironmental and Nature Protection at the Service for protectedareas, geodiversity and ecological network, which among other things coordinates the work of public institutions of national parks and nature parks, proclaims protected areas, issues concessions for protected areas, determines nature protection requirements in the process of approving projects and research in protected areas. Besides her everyday activities within the Ministry, Marijana is also NFP of the Ramsar Convention, Member of the Board of the Mljet National Park, as well as a member of numerous committees and working groups. She graduated from the Faculty of Science in Split in biology and chemistry, while her main focus of interest is botany. Milica Stefanović, Senior Public Affairs and Communication Manager in the Coca-Cola Company, leading public affairs, corporate communications, reputation management and sustainability programs for Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania. Strong believer in strategic long term partnerships and meaningful structural changes. Has been working on industry alignment, implementation of corporate and industry policies and standards, creating strategies and coalitions for improvement of the legislative and industry playing field since 2007 within the Coca-Cola Company. President of Food and Agriculture Committee of Foreign Investors Council Serbia. Member of International Advertisers Association (IAA), Public Relations Society of Serbia Advisory council. Member of working group for drafting first National Codex of Advertising. Formed and chairs Advertising Association of Serbia. Aleksandra Došlić is a biologist. Since 2003 she’s been actively engaged with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia as a head of Protected Areas Management department and other important natural areas of national interest. Much of Aleksandra’s engagement has centered around regional cooperation where she’s been active over the years. Her work also includes international cooperation within the initiative for the establishment of the UNESCO Transboundary Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube as a member of the Coordination Board as well as the other regional initiatives. Aleksandra is also national focal point within the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) and a deputy of national focal point for Priority Area 6 of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Goran Sekulić, an expert associate of the Serbian Nature Protection Institute, where he has worked since 2004. Albeit a biologist-ornithologist by his primary interest and field of training, more recently he has focussed his work on protected areas and their management. Presently, he is involved in the establishment of several protected areas in Serbia. He has taken part in several international projects related to protected area management and the development of ecological networks. Dinaric Arc Parks International Conference 7-9 October 2014 Brijuni, Croatia WWF Dinaric Arc Parks project team Dr. Deni Porej is the Director of Conservation Programmes for WWF Mediterranean Programme Office. He is responsible for supervision and coordination of planning, development, implementation and monitoring of WWF Mediterranean conservation program at regional and national levels. WWF Mediterranean currently implements marine, terrestrial and freshwater projects in 12 countries through an extensive network of partnerships with local and national public authorities, conservation organizations, research institutions, businesses and NGOs. Deni led the “Dinaric Arc Parks” project development, preparation, partnership-building and alignment with donors, and currently serves as project director. He holds a degree from Belgrade University and a Ph.D. in ecology from The Ohio State University. Leon Kebe, the “Dinaric Arc Parks” project manager and the National Coordinator for Slovenia. Since 2012, he has worked on networking parks in eight countries across the Western Balkans region. Before joining WWF, this forestry specialist worked in CIPRA and DOPPS BirdLife Slovenia NGOs, and as an senior expert of the Slovenian Notranjska Regional Park. He is a nature lover, with a special affection for birds. Andrea Štefan, the head of the regional WWF office has been responsible for carrying out the capacity building component under the “Dinaric Arc Parks” project. An ecologist by profession, she has generated experience working for the ministries in charge of nature protection. She spent her last of the 10 years working for the Croatian Government and European Commission. She has taken on the job in the WWF Mediterranean Office in 2009 as a policy officer. Andrea was one of establisher of the first bat conservation NGO in Croatia. She loves bats, sea, boats and has a brain swarming with ideas... Petra Boić Petrač, responsible for communications under the “Dinaric Arc Parks” project. After pursuing a years-long career in journalism, and being a professor of Spanish and Russian by profession, she decided to trade the subject of culture for nature by working on a PHARE project for the implementation of Natura 2000 in Croatia. She joined WWF in 2010 and has been in charge of communications in the Dinaric Arc Region. She cannot imagine living without music, forests, rivers, sun, wind and her children. Ivana Korn Varga, the "Dinaric Arc Parks" project Assistant has started working for WWF back in 2009 as the project assistant under the Protected Areas for a Living Planed – Dinaric Arc Ecoregion Project. A postgraduate from an interdisciplinary studies in Ecoengineering, she is a big lover of photography, trekking and fresh air. Martina Šubašić, Communications Officer for the Dinaric Arc Parks Albania project, is our social media expert trying to spread the word about the beauty of protected areas to as many people as possible. This young PR specialist holds a Master’s degree and has worked for WWF since 2012. Before joining WWF she worked in a cultural and artistic association, but decided to trade working with artists and celebrities for cooperating with the most creative of them all – nature. Kasandra-Zorica Ivanić is a junior conservation officer at the regional WWF office responsible for developing the Protected area benefit assessment tool PA-BAT, a capacity building component under the Dinaric Arc Parks project. She has a degree in ecology from Zagreb University with a Master’s thesis on ‘Innovation management in Bionics.’ Fascinated by nature’s variety and phenomena, she has decided to dedicate her work to protecting it, so that it as an inspiration for future generations. Anja Trutina joined WWF Mediterranean Programme in December 2012. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb, majoring in Finance. Her previous working experience varied from working in the profit and non-profit sectors until she realized that her heart is with non-profit organisations. Anja is Project Administrator for the Dinaric Arc Parks project..and she absolutely loves the team-spirit and the positive atmosphere! OGLAS DINARID ADRIA MAG2.indd 1 9/15/14 11:29 AM WWF International WWF Mediterranean Programme, Adria office Avenue du Mont Blanc CH-1196 Gland Switzerland Kranjčevićeva 5 10000 Zagreb Croatia Phone: +41 22 364 9111 Fax: +41 22 364 0640 Internet: www.panda.org Phone: +385 1 5509 623 Fax: +385 1 4577 229 Internet: croatia.panda.org WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: • conserving the world's biological diversity • ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable • promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Published under "Dinaric Arc Parks" project led by WWF Mediterranean Programme Office with financial support from The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MAVA Foundation.