Po Delta International School on Birdwatching and Ecotourism
From 7th to 11th October 2019, the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve is pleased to host the first Po Delta International School on Birdwatching and Ecotourism, an international school dedicated to the experiences related to birdwatching and ecotourism that characterize the territory of the Po Delta.
The themes identified are areas of significant interest in many national and international Biosphere Reserves and identifies the Po Delta as an area of excellence, where the experience gained over the years by operators is a good practice of sustainable development in the field of birdwatching and ecotourism, representing valid areas in which the territory can offer knowledge and know-how. These are the elements that have led the Ente di Gestione per i Parchi e la Biodiversità-Delta del Po to organize the Po Delta International School on Birdwatching and Ecotourism.
The Po Delta International School on Birdwatching and Ecotourism Programme
The International School alternates moments of lectures with experts and economic operators, with excursions in the territory of the Po Delta. It will discuss the evolution of birdwatching and ecotourism as forms of tourism, also addressing the aspect of nature photography, local operators specialised in these areas will be met, bringing their experience and explaining what it means and how to work in these fields. the excursions on foot, by bike or boat to see and appreciate first hand the experience of what it means to do and work with birdwatching and ecotourism.
The International School aims to encourage and promote birdwatching and ecotourism as tools for growth and sustainable development for Biosphere Reserves and natural areas in general, promoting the economic development of local communities and the protection of the natural and cultural heritage of these territories.
The Po Delta International School on Birdwatching and Ecotourism will take place entirely in English and will welcome about 30 participants from different Biosphere Reserves and national and international natural areas with the aim not only to share experiences and knowledge, but also to network with other areas affected by the same issues.
The places where the Po Delta International School will take place are of great importance for birdwatching and ecotourism and are between Comacchio, its old town with the Manifattura dei Marinati and the valleys of Comacchio, we will visit the Oasis of Cannevié, a small paradise for birdwatchers and the Boscone della Mesola for a short bike ride.
Participate: early birds until 31 July 2019
To participate in the Po Delta International School on Birdwatching and Ecotourism you must fill out the registration form and pay the participation fee by sending the receipt of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only with both steps you can be considered registered and will follow the order of arrival of the registration until you reach 30 participants.
The deadline for registration is September 13, 2019, but there are discounts for those who register before July 31, 2019.
For registration there are two possible fees, the basic and the full.
Basic fee: includes meals (4 lunches and 4 dinners), all program activities, insurance and VAT – accommodation is excluded. Euro 225 for those who register before July 31; Euro 250 for those who register from August 1 to September 13.
Full price: includes accommodation and breakfast, meals (4 lunches and 4 dinners), all program activities, insurance and VAT. Euro 487 for those who register before July 31; Euro 564 for those who register from August 1 to September 13.
All information on fees is contained in the call for application.