Parks Dinarides and WWF Adria organized the third workshop of Indexation - assessment of local communities’ involvement in the management of protected areas of Dinarides countries, at National Park “Shebenik-Jabllanicë ”. Inhabitants of this park gave their opinions on the cooperation with management bodies in the area of planning and management in the park, education, communication, and on the activities significant for social and economic development of the park and equal opportunities for the usage of natural resources in the area.
During the event, eighteen representatives of the local communities, non-governmental organisations, local businesses, farmers, local guides, and park administration, shared their views on how to improve participation of local community in planning and management in sustainable manner. The event has been facilitated by the representatives WWF Adria, Anila Boshnjaku and Abdulla Diku.
The Indexation is the initiative launched by Parks Dinarides in cooperation with WWF Adria, within “Protected Areas for Nature and People” Programme (PA4NP), in eight regional countries. It has been a unique instrument for measuring and enhancement of the involvement of local communities in the management of protected areas. The methodology is based on gathering the data on how protected areas and the representatives of local communities evaluate the existing mutual cooperation, whereas the achieved results serve to develop recommendations and implement new initiatives. Being one of the results of the first cycle, NP Shebenik-Jabllanicë have been awarded with the grant under "Parks Dinarides Grant Program for protected areas" for implementation of the project with local school "Junior Rangers" – Lidija Brnović, a program coordinator in Parks Dinarides said.
Further information on INDEXATION available at: http://bit.ly/2IDWWbK