A complete approach for the joint management of natural resources in the cross-border Area aiming at the promotion of ecotourism and the protection of ecosystems

The project aimed to create the appropriate innovative tools to promote ecotourism in these ecologically sensitive areas. By sharing the common characteristics and the exchange of know-how between the stakeholders, NATOUR aimed to seize the opportunity of promoting ecotourism and in the same time preserving the natural resources of the area.

The overall objectives of the project included:

i) Promoting new alternative and sustainable tourism approaches, such as ecotourism with the use of innovative means and cross-border cooperation on the sector of ecotourism and natural resources management;

ii) Supporting environmental bodies on protecting the natural resources and environment and also informing and mobilizing the public;

iii) Creating a single and integrated cross-border ecotourism destination;

iv) Supporting the sustainable development of the cross-border area with the enhancement of the pre-existing infrastructure.

In the framework of the project, DRAXIS organized a number of information and promotional activities, supported the management of the project and developed a GIS platform.

The project has been funded by the Municipality of Avdera