ECOBIRD

Thematic objective: A.1 Business and SMEs development
Priority: Priority A.1.3 Encourage sustainable tourism initiatives and actions aimed at diversifying into new segments and niches
Brief description of the project: Tourism is a sector of vital importance for the economy of the territories included in the Cooperation Space of ENI CBC MED. In most cases it contributes significantly to local development, representing the main source of wealth generation and employment for the populations. In any case, the tourism model of these territories is not always sustainable and is mostly based on a mass tourism that is highly seasonal and limited to destinations related to coastal zones. In this sense, the rich biodiversity of the area of cooperation, the existence of unemployment, the need to seasonalise and diversify tourism supply, strengthening the business sector and the desirability of promoting the sustainable valuation of the rich natural heritage are factors that determine the appropriateness of undertaking an initiative such as ECOBIRD.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: Encourage the development of ecotourism based on bird watching
Expected results: Touristic and sustainable valorization of the natural heritage. Diversification of the touristic offer. Development of a transnational model of sustainable tourism planning.
Partners already involved: County Council of Huelva - Spain
Partners searched: ENIC CBC MED Space
Total estimated budget: About 2.500.000 Euros
First name: Vicente
Last name: ríos perez
Name of the organisation: County Council of Huelva
Type of organisation: Public body
City: Huelva
Country: Spain
Email: vrios@diphuelva.org
Phone number: 34 959494779
Skype contact:
Website: http://www.diphuelva.es