World Heritage BEECH Forests: emPOWERing and catalyzing an ecosystem-based Sustainable Development

The UNESCO World Heritage Site “Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe” represents the most complex natural site in the UNESCO portfolio – comprising of 78 parts in more than 40 protected areas in 12 countries. While local management units of the parts face similar challenges related e.g. to buffer zone management, the environmental and socio-economic contexts differ considerably on local and national level. 

The BEECH POWER project aims to improve the management quality and effectiveness of this site to safeguard the ecosystem integrity of the single parts by improving capacities and active participation of relevant stakeholders. 

The partners take an ecosystem-based and participatory approach and work on different administrative levels to anchor sustainable regional development and to produce replicable and innovative models for world heritage beech forests and their local surroundings. With guidelines, strategies and recommendations the project will create a “Beech Forest Quality Standard” to support protected area administrations, public authorities and actors from civil society in their daily work. 



Upcoming events

PARTICIPATORY strategy development

Krokar, Slovenia

19th SEPTEMBER, 2020

PARTICIPATORY SITUATION ANALYSIS

PAKLENICA, CROATIA

22ND SEPTEMBER, 2020

Participatory strategy development

Snežnik, Slovenia

30th September, 2020

online WORKSHOP ON VISITOR INFORMATION AND WORLD HERITAGE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER 

13-14TH OCTOBER, 2020

online Meeting with the Joint Management Committee

6th October, 2020

Participatory strategy development

Paklenica, Croatia

Mid-October, 2020

News & Events

15-08-2020

Events

Information and exchange event Beech Forest Grumsin

Information and exchange event for actors involved in visitor information of the UNESCO World Heritage component part Beech Forest Grumsin.

08-07-2020

Events

Why Rhetorics Matters in nature conservation

Increasingly, conservation experts are recognising the need for better communication to bring improved understanding and cooperation into conservation actions. For this purpose, the Slovenia Forest Service recently co-organised a rhetorics training.

07-07-2020

Events

Guided hike along the Borovška Nature Trail

As part of the the Slovenian Forests Week, BEECH POWER was presented to the participants of a guided hike along the Borovška Nature Trail, located in the buffer zone of the Virgin Forest Krokar.

06-07-2020
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Slovenian Forests Week

The Slovenian forestry was given special recognition with the inscription of two Slovenian forest reserves on the UNESCO List of natural World Heritage in 2017.


Slovenian forest week


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Start Date

01.04.2019

End Date

31.03.2022

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