quinta-feira, julho 05, 2012


19 - 22 September 2012
Cáceres - Extremadura (Spain)

Erdély Foundation European Institute for Research, Development and Innovation in Environmental Sciences, jointly with the Department of Public Administration of the Government of Extremadura, and OUI-IOHE-CAMPUS (Inter-American Organization for Higher Education), as part of their training environment, it continues with the development of the International Symposia. The XII International Symposium discussions focus on the Conservation of World Heritage.


Conferences of the four sessions will be brief, with open discussion and written questions of participants. On a working document that will be available for participants on the website, members of the Working Groups, coordinated by a representative, will share their experiences and contributions in legal, technical, social and economic, to achieve consensus on proposals or recommendations. The callers will present their paper in plenary.

Session I
1. Conservation of landscapes: Monfragüe
2. Capital of Biodiversity
3. Natural heritage: the Galapagos Islands
Session II
4. Impact of tourism on World Heritage
5. Bhutanese: conservation and indicators of GNH
6. Regulation of tourist use of World Heritage
Session III
7. Ecological history of Latin America: the Maya Quixote
8. Hunting and conservation of9. New Technologies applied to heritage (ICT)
Session IV
10. Urban developments and heritage conservation
11. Biodiversity Heritage: reflection in the rules
12. Responsibility of international organizations

Orientation topics for Communications
1. Profits and losses resulting from the declaration of a patrimony of humanity
2. Natura 2000 Network: effective?
3. Peace Parks
4. The experience of the first cultural heritage
5. ¿Cultural Heritage vs. development?
6. ICT in the governance of the World Heritage
7. Condition of urban development
8. Scope and impact of tourism
9. Responsibility of organizations
10. Heritage border

Orientation topics for Working Groups
I. Campaigns for preventive action
II. Agenda for education on world heritage
III. Guides for awareness
IV. Training for the care of the Natural and Cultural Heritage, and Memory of the World

To facilitate the participation of technicians and researchers, the Erdély Foundation offers a limited number of scholarships for the XII Symposium and Short Course for a value of 450 €. The grants also includes free transportation from and to Madrid (exit 18 September, returning Sept. 22), cultural activities, coffee breaks, books, documentation, two certificates, and cultural visit ! to the Monfragüe National Park. 
Candidates will be booking accommodation directly at the Hotel Parque Monfragüe (with a very low cost)  type of room (single or shared), following directions (see website ). 
Those interested in participating opting for Scholarship should apply directly to the Foundation Erdély: ambiental@madrid.com, send a brief CV, and undertake to provide an abstract to plenary.

Those wishing to present Communication should formalize their prior registration on the website and sent to the Symposium Secretariat by Monday 14 September 2012, a summary of it in no more than one page. Communications will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee which is governed by the rules and criteria for selecting them. Be notified in advance to the selected day and time for exposure in the Whole. The full text of the communications must be made individually.

Languages: Spanish & Portuguese

Deadline of abstracts: 14 September 2012

Further information: http://www.investigambiental.org/Simposio.shtml

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