New Action Plan for the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano MaB Reserve, Italy

February 19th, Italy - The Biosphere Reserve MaB Appennino Tosco-Emiliano presented its New Action Plan, which includes 70 activities, at the University of Parma.

Last Wednesday, the new Action Plan for the sustainable development of the territory of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano MaB Reserve was presented at the University of Parma, Italy. This Action Plan pursues sustainable development objectives, both specific to the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the general ones indicated by the international community (17 UN Sustainable Development Goals - Agenda 2030) and recalled by the Lima Plan (March 2016) of the UNESCO MaB Programme.


Presentation at the MaB Appennino Tosco-Emiliano

The Action Plan involves all 34 Municipalities in the territory of the MaB (divided between the Regions of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna and in particular between the Provinces of Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena, Lucca and Massa) and it is composed by 70 Actions, grouped according to the following areas of intervention: Education, Research & Development, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Rurality, Tourism, Communication, Involvement.
The complete list of the forms can be consulted at: 

Within the field of tourism development, some of the activities provided for in the Action Plan have its origin in the ECST (European Charter of Sustainable Tourism) and the CEETO Project, developed in recent years by the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines National Park Authority in collaboration with the Emilia-Romagna Region.


Apenninus Magazine #20 2020 - Photo extracted from Apenninus Magazine

Fausto Giovanelli, President of the National Park and coordinator of MaB, talked about the Action Plan of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines Biosphere Reserve and its 70 projects, while the Park Director, Giuseppe Vignali, dealt with the theme of the future of the Reserve. The meeting concluded with the presentation of the new 'I Care Appennino' awards assigned to those realities, associations and companies that realize or support projects and initiatives whose aim is to take care of the territory, biodiversity and communities.
The official MaB magazine "Apenninus", dedicates to the event the special n°20/2020, available at the following link: