Public Involvement Tools Aimed at Strenghtening Citizens' Commitment in the Preservation of the Natural Area of DoÑana (SPAIN).

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 09:27
Location: Hörsaal 32 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Adolfo TORRES, Universidad de Granada Spain, Spain
Juan Francisco BEJARANO BELLA, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Strategies of nature preservation in protected natural areas have evolved over the years as a need to adapt to new realities regarding these areas as well as the social contexts they are immersed in. This research has allowed us to learn the connection between the Natural Area of Doñana and its civil society by analysing the perception, opinion and attitudes towards the implementation of involvement practices. We understand that this should be the starting point of the new reality of nature preservation today, and that during the next decades, it should allow us to make progress in public involvement as a new shared management strategy of protected areas preservation in general, and of Spanish national parks in particular. Our main contribution is a proposal for a new participatory structure of Doñana’s local society. Its design and functioning basis are also established.