GeoparkLIFE Mid-Term Seminar
Held on 19th November 2015 and reported on the outcomes and progress achieved to date and looked forward to future actions.
Balancing Tourism and Conservation—Introducing and updating GeoparkLIFE
Carol Gleeson, Manager Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Developing sustainable ethos and practices among tourism businesses
Tina O’Dwyer, GeoparkLIFE Sustainable Tourism Co-ordinator showcasing a number of good practice case studies of several businesses
Developing integrated management practices at popular heritage sites
Zena Hoctor, GeoparkLIFE Visitor Management Co-ordinator
Enabling communities to lead and participate in active conservation
Joanne Gaffery, GeoparkLIFE Community Engagement Co-ordinator, Frank O’Grady, Killinaboy Historical and Heritage Group, Bill Glynn Ballyvaughan Development Group and Janet Cavanagh, Burren Ecotourism Network
Assessment of current tourism and conservation policy
Prof Gabriel Cooney, UCD.
Gerard Dollar, Director of Services, Clare County Council