Developing and strengthening of an innovation and cooperation partnership to manage Al-Hoceima National Park

 

 

Understanding the Global Change effects on Nature is one of the biggest challenges of 21st century, especially in developing countries, so it is crucial to develop collaborative spaces where  experience and knowledge can be shared in order to train professionals to support  their institutions and countries.

In this context the CAESCG is developing a project at Al-Hoceima National Park, financed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), in order to form an innovation and cooperation partnership to manage this protected area. This project is considered a continuation of the activities developed within the framework of POCTEFEX-TRANSHÁBITAT project, dedicated to promote the cooperation between Spain and Morocco and sustainable development of this National Park.

The aim of this project is to improve the managerial skill of resources and natural areas of Al-Hoceima National Park and to look for a link between environmental conservation and sustainable human development.

To do that, this research centre carried out training on protected areas management and joint work between researchers, managers and stakeholders of this National Park. Finally, an International Conference about the role of Protected Areas on Global Change will be organized.