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Recognition as a Verified Conservation Area may be a major encouragement for many people to apply the Green Circles approach to meet other local challenges and ambitions, for the benefit of all.  [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Europe
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The Green Circle Bee-landscape aims at the return of bees, bumblebees, other pollinators and butterflies to the landscape through the creation of a regional, cohesive network of ecologically diverse grassland areas. We do this by developing a social network of dedicated actors, helping them to create a common vision and supply them with information how to design in cooperation an ecologically sustainable networks for pollinators.  [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Europe
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Although the area is rather small and in an early stage of development the potential of the area is considerable. The VCA enlisting will contribute to its realisation. The wider impact of Ecovillage Boekel on the surrounding area and broader in the Netherlands will probably be much larger and could serve as a blueprint for developing future residential areas.  [Published: 2018]
VCA Reports, Europe
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For registering our terrain at the VCA Platform we are required to make this conservation management plan. This plan helps us to be accountable for funding organisations and investors. It makes our ecological added value measurable. Already this resulted in the commitment of the National Greenfund  to finance all our innovative green elements. [Published: 2018]
VCA Reports, Europe
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In 2017 Ecovillage Boekel will execute the following work in order to register Ecovillage Boekel as a VCA by the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018: 1. Preparing the more detailed management plan; 2. Stakeholder consultation: process and outcomes; and. 3. Time line for these activities [Published: 2017]
VCA Reports, Europe
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It is my conviction as a trained and experienced ecologist that, in time and if well managed, the local nature and conservation value will greatly increase and offer an inspiring example for other citizen initiatives supporting and working with nature around the globe.  [Published: 2017]
VCA Reports, Europe
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Depending on the availability of funding, the following activities will be undertaken in the first year: 1) Essential practical conservation actions, including vegetation clearing to prevent encroachment of priority habitats 2) Development of scientific research and monitoring activities to increase knowledge and understanding of the impact of climate change on biodiversity and carbon stocks 3) Development of a site management plan 4) Continued activity to achieve recognition of the site as a Regional Nature Reserve. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Recreation and Tourism, Europe
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Toutes ces actions sont particulièrement essentielles au regard de l'importance écologique du site aux niveaux français et européen, et l'expérience reconnue que l'association A Rocha France a acquise  lui  permettra  de  mener  à  bien  les  différentes  actions  avec  les  différents  partenaires concernés.  All these actions are particularly important in view of the ecological importance of the site at the French and European levels, and the recognised experience that the association, A Rocha France, has acquired which will enable it to carry out the various actions with the different partners involved. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Recreation and Tourism, Europe
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As of April 2016, the concession holder, Africa Futura Wildlife Restoration, is expecting to hear back soon from the Government of Mozambique about its zoning proposals for Coutada 5 including the wilderness restoration conservancy. Once there is final approval of the zoning, the management plan will be implemented and investors will be invited to join this exciting African re-rewilding project. [Published: 2016]
VCA Reports, Protected Areas, Recreation and Tourism, Africa
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Although the entire development is still in its infancy, I find the stated objectives and horizon view of the developer to be admirable in bringing economic development to this area of the country and the sub-continent. The mobilization of foreign direct investment for economic development and cross subsidization of a substantial wildlife undertaking is a model designed at creating a community that is economically independent and the subsequent socio economic upliftment a guarantee of conservation of wildlife. [Published: 2015]
VCA Reports, Protected Areas, Recreation and Tourism, Africa
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