On 3 March, the President of the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, Tommaso Pellegrino, accompanied by the director of the park Romano Gregorio, signed a partnership agreement with the Ytre Hvaler National Park, Norway’s first marine park. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Minister of the Environment, Sergio Costa, and the Italian Ambassador, Alberto Colella.
“Today is the World Wildlife Day promoted by UNESCO for the protection of wild species, which this year for the first time is dedicated to marine species, and I am happy to have reached this agreement on this special day” – said the Minister of the Environment Sergio Costa.
“An exciting and formative experience – says the president Tommaso Pellegrino – we have lived two intense days, visiting the suggestive Ytre Hvaler Park, in the southeast of Norway, on the border with Sweden”.
The agreement is part of the new project, initiated by the Italian Ministry of the Environment. aiming at the internationalization of the Italian national parks.
The agreement provides a collaboration framework in promoting
• research activities for the development of local traditions;
• local environmental and cultural heritage;
• exchanges between schools for the mutual knowledge of the historical, naturalistic and touristic heritage, the development of cultural activities, initiatives for the enhancement of the local artistic heritage and for the promotion of tourism;
• exchanges in the field of sport;
• exchange of experiences and good practices on the management of the Parks and in the dissemination of their respective initiatives;
• organization of study missions in each of the two parks.
The collaboration was sealed with a tasting of products bearing the Cilento Parco logo, inspired by the Mediterranean diet and coming from the territory of the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni.