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>> Lonjsko Polje Nature Park Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy
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The Dinaric Arc is a region of South-Eastern Europe that covers some 100. 000 km2 and more than 6.000 km of coastline, stretching over the entire area oriented towards the Adriatic Sea from Trieste (Italy) to Tirana (Albania). WWF started the project Dinaric Arc Parks in early 2012, with the aim to create an association of nature parks in the territory of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. This three-year project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the MAVA Foundation.

The first and main objective of this project is to create a network  of protected areas by connecting all nature parks in the Dinaric Arc region. A series of capacity building  and trainings will be held on topics about protected areas benefits assessment, EU integrations, sustainable tourism and climate changes. Protected areas employees will have an opportunity to be introduced to the work of the EUROPARC Federation, the experience and expertise of employees of protected areas in Europe, as well as to the latest approaches and findings in the field of protected area management.

With its natural and cultural values, the Dinaric Arc stands even with the Carpathians, Alps or any other known eco-region in the world. This is why we created PARKS DINARIDES brand , with the slogan THE WORLD UNDISCOVERED.