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Give a hand to nature — biodiversity training and capacity building in Poland


Ref: 9011
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Pam McCathy
Lead Institution: University of Sunderland
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2000-04-01
End Date: 2003-03-31
Funding: £68,714.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: Europe & Central Asia
Countries: Poland
Purpose: To transfer define and protect sites of biodiversity importance as the first stage in the formulation of a regional biodiversity strategy. To initiate a programme of ecological research and specialised training of key personnel, with the aim of assessing ways in which the land-use needs of southern Poland can be met without compromising urban biodiversity.
Outputs: Train 35 people in biodiversity assessment and survey skills, practical conservation and community and education skills, and the planning and production of local and regional biodiversity action plans. Produce newsletter. Hold 2 reporting seminars. Publish 4 research papers. Complete 5 management plans. Complete the Malopolska biodiversity action plan. Produce training manual. Enhance Green Net.