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Read more at: Our new paper on Social impacts, protected areas and COVID-19 is now available!

Our new paper on Social impacts, protected areas and COVID-19 is now available!

11 April 2021

Our new paper is now available! We explore how COVID-19 has changed the way Protected Areas impact local communities. We analyse over 700 structured questionnaires which were distributed in Snowdonia National Park (Wales) during the first lockdown (March 2020). Our research shows that lower visitor numbers during lockdown...


Read more at: New report: National Park of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

New report: National Park of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

3 April 2021

Vassilis Gkoumas has led a new report exploring local perceptions of the National Park of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and its impacts. You can read the full report here: https://www.fidelio.landecon.cam.ac.uk/files/fidelio_npemt_report_final_...


Read more at: New York Times article on European national parks

New York Times article on European national parks

3 April 2021

A new article in New York Times discusses the increase of visitors in European national parks since the start of the pandemic. The FIDELIO research team contributes in this article sharing their research findings and highligting both challenges and opportunities as a result of the pandemic. You can read the full article...


Read more at: 2nd Workshop on the impact of COVID-19 on European Protected Areas

2nd Workshop on the impact of COVID-19 on European Protected Areas

22 October 2020

On 6th October we organised an online workshop with 13 park authorities discussing the challenges that COVID-19 has created and also future management plans


Read more at: The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on local communities of Peak District National Park

The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on local communities of Peak District National Park

1 October 2020

chrome-hill.jpg Our more recent report on COVID-19 and Protected Areas is now publicly available. We have explored the views of people living inside or near the Peak Disrict National Park on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and management options during the pandemic. You can access the report here You can access the...


Read more at: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

25 July 2020

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (GRADE 7) WORKING HOURS: PART-TIME, 0.5 FTE START DATE: SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER 2020 DURATION: 6 MONTHS FIDELIO is a research project funded by the European Research Council. The research team of the project is collecting a large volume of social data capturing social impacts of European Protected Areas. We...


Read more at: SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK & COVID-19 IMPACTS

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK & COVID-19 IMPACTS

29 June 2020

740 respondents living inside or near Snowdonia National Park expressed their views on the social impacts of the National Park, the impact of COVID-19 on everyday life and potential options for managing the National Park during the pandemic. Report available in Welsh: snowdonia_final_report-welsh-29th_june_2020.pdf...


Read more at: Data collection in Prespa National Park

Data collection in Prespa National Park

17 June 2020

Data collection has just started in Prespa National Park, a transboundary wetland of international importance. Maria Nomikou from the University of the Aegean is currently in the Greek side of the park collecting data assessing social impacts of the protected areas for local communities. 3.jpg


Read more at: Snowdonia National Park: Survey on social impacts and COVID-19

Snowdonia National Park: Survey on social impacts and COVID-19

14 June 2020

Our questionnaire on social impacts of National Parks and COVID-19 is now being distributed at Snowdonia National Park. Just 10 days after initiating this survey we have been positively overwhelmed by the number of people who have taken the time to fill in the questionnaire and express their opinions. The survey will close...


Read more at: COVID-19 & European Protected Areas: Invitation for management authorities

COVID-19 & European Protected Areas: Invitation for management authorities

29 May 2020

We are launching today a call for management authorities of European National Parks and other protected areas to collaborate with our research team in FIDELIO in order to: - Explore the importance of protected areas for local communities before, during and after the pandemic - Identify effective policy tools that can...


 

Recent publications and reports

Nikoleta Jones, James McGinlay, Angela Jones et al. (2021) COVID-19 and protected areas: Impacts, conflicts and possible management solutions, Conservation Letters, e12800

 

Vassilis Gkoumas, James McGinlay, Andreas Kontoleon, Nikoleta Jones (2021) National Park of East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece: Exploring local perceptions of the National Park and its social impacts. Fidelio report no. 4  

 

James McGinlay, Vassilis Gkoumas, Jens Holtvoeth et al. (2020) The Impact of COVID-19 on the management of European Protected Areas and Policy Implications, Forests, 11 (11) 1214

 

Jens Holtvoeth, Nikoleta Jones (2020) Eifel National Park: Exploring views of local residents on the National Park and the impact of COVID-19. Fidelio report no. 3

  

Jones N., Graziano M., Dimitrakopoulos P.G. (2020) Social impacts of European Protected Areas and policy recommendations. Environmental Science and Policy, 112, 134-140

 

Jones N., Malesios C., Kantargis A., Dimitrakopoulos P.G. (2020) The role of location and social impacts of Protected Areas on subjective wellbeing. Environmental Research Letters, In press

 

Jones N., McGinlay J. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on local communities of Peak District National Park and management options during the pandemic. Fidelio Report no. 2