1.2 Promotion and preservation of natural heritage
Zamość Commune (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Lubelskie Voivodeship (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Roztocze National Park (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Yavorivskyi National Natural Park (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Association of self-governments “Euroregion Carpathians - Ukraine” (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of Lviv Oblast State Administration (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Roztocze – a multicultural area shared by Poland and Ukraine possesses its unique geography and nature as well as valuable biodiversity. Unfortunately, this area faces low ecological awareness among its inhabitants and tourists, as well as poor technical state of the tourist infrastructure. The cohesive Polish-Ukrainian tourist services were not standardized and well promoted.
The beneficiaries of the PLUARoztocze project decided to face these challenges creating new elements of cycling infrastructure of the Roztocze in a linear configuration to new geotouristic information centres located on the route. The main investment is the building and upgrading of a 327 km cross-border cycle route on which wooden sheds, information boards, and cyclists' service points will be built.
The route involves the most valuable natural and cultural objects of the region. The second challenge of the area is reducing environmental degradation and raising awareness of the necessity of nature protection within local communities. For that purpose, Yavorivskyi National Natural Park (YNNP) will create a Centre of Ecological Education YNNP in Vereshchytsia. A similar Geotourist Centre will be built and equipped in Lipsko-Polesie. Both centres become educational base, place of nature and culture exhibitions with space for meetings of youth and folklore groups as well as tourist information points. Project partners will organize there numerous cross-border events, workshops and educational meetings. Informational and tourist publications on natural heritage will be prepared and distributed as well.
The PLUARoztocze project is dedicated to the inhabitants of Lubelskie Voivodeship and Lviv Oblast, tourists and finally cyclists visiting the area on both sides of the border. Project partners want to increase their awareness of the activities, improving tourist infrastructure and potential of the Roztocze. Common promotion and preservation of the existing natural heritage of both neighbouring countries will enhance the local audience to visit this beautiful region.
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