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Soomaa National Park is the second largest national park in Estonia. The park has bogs, large mires, sand dunes and what the locals call a 'fifth season' due to floods in springtime. Created in 1993, the park is located on the border of Pärnu and Viljandi Counties.

Events

September 14-15 Tourism in Protected Areas Conference (Konverents "Turism kaitsealadel")
Hashtag: #PAtourism17

This conference focuses on the tourism collaboration and networks in and around protected areas.
We will try to answer following questions:
- how can tourism support well-being of local people?
- how can tourism support nature conservation, heritage, biodiversity preservation?

Pre-conference and post-conference tours are organized for international participants.

Presentations will include case studies:
- Nemunas Delta Regional Park, Lithuania - Monika Dobrovolskytė
- Hossa National Park, Finland - Matti Tapaninen
- Gauja Natiopnal Park Tourism Cluster, Latvia - Andris Klepers
- EUROPARC, network of Europe’s Protected Areas - Kaja Lotman
- Tourism in protected areas of Estonia - Leelo Kukk, Environmental Board
- Visitor Management of Estonian State Forest Management Centre and opportunities for cooperation with tourism companies
- The role of Protected Areas in Estonias tourism marketing, Estonian Tourist Board
- Protected areas and sustainable development in tourism policy of Estonia -Annika Anton, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Organizers of conference:
Tipu Nature School www.tipulooduskool.ee - Dagmar Hoder , dagmar.hoder@gmail.com
Soomaa Tourism NGO www.visitsoomaa.com - Aivar Ruukel , aivar@soomaa.com

Details
http://www.tipulooduskool.ee/news/conference-on-tourism-in-protected-areas-in-soomaa-national-park-estonia

Questions

What would locals like visitors to know about Estonia? = Mida kohalikud nagu külastajat teada Eestis?
What would locals like visitors to know about Sooma National Park and nearby communities? = Mida kohalikud nagu külastajat teada Soomaa rahvuspark ja lähedal kogukondade?

Planeta.com
http://planeta.com/patourism17

Headlines

ENG wilderness-society.org/the-largest-bogland-of-eu-is-endan...
EST www.sakala.ajaleht.ee/3030057/soomaa-metsade-raieteatis-p...
EST epl.delfi.ee/news/eesti/raiemahte-suurendav-rmk-tombab-sa...
EST www.pealinn.ee/uudised/riik-kooris-lainud-aastal-kaitseal...
http://www.soomaa.com/travel-writer-catherine-mack-in-soomaa
http://www.soomaa.com/become-a-co-author-of-soomaa-com-calendar
Estonia’s Land of Bogs (Soomaa) and Beachside Pärnu - WHL

Wikipedia

Soomaa_National_Park

Elsewhere on the Web

Soomaa National Park
http://www.soomaa.com/?id=49〈=eng
http://www.soomaa.ee/?setlang=eng
http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1853

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Soomaa NP Visitor Center

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Photos

Soomaa National Park @ 09.2010

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