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The Alpine Protected Areas Celebrate the European Day of Parks in Venzone

The European Day of Parks

4th meeting among the protected areas of the Alps

4th meeting among the protected areas of the Eastern Alpine Chain
Sunday 21st May 2006, Venzone (UD)

The initiative, organized by Parco delle Prealpi Giulie, in collaboration with the Local Tourist Board and the Municipality of Venzone, will be animated by the following participants: Triglav National Park and Logarska Dolina Park from Slovenia, Nockberge National Park and Dobratsch Nature Park from Austria, Dolomiti Friulane and Prealpi Giulie Regional Parks, together with the Nature Reserve of Lago di Cornino from our region.
This year, we will welcome also Risnjak National Park, from Croatia.
The program is very rich and will begin at 10.00 a.m. when, in the charming setting of the medieval square of Venzone, the stalls of the Parks will open, with their publications, maps, and gadgets, together with the stalls of the producers and hobbyists of the territory of Prealpi Giulie, presenting local products and handicrafts.
At 11.00 a.m. in Palazzo Orgnani - Martina, there will be the meeting "The Parks and the Safeguard of an IMAGINARY WORLD (myths and legends of the Parks' Communities)". During the meeting, we will focus the attention on the rich heritage of myths and fantasy tales surviving still today in the protected areas, and which role they have in the mechanism of conservation and promotion. Experts will explain the role of this heritage in environmental education activities.
The meeting will be completed by the international exhibit on illustration for children "Le immagini della fantasia", in Palazzo Orgnani - Martina.
In the morning and in the afternoon, performances by folkloric groups from Austria, Italy, and Slovenia; afterwards, activities for children on the theme of nature.
In the evening, the Slovenian music band Pr'Jatli (meaning "Friends") will invite everyone to dance.
At 6.30 p.m., projection of photo-documentaries by the naturalistic guide Fulvio Pisani, dedicated to the nature of Prealpi Giulie.

The event is for us the most important moment of "The European Day of Parks" promoted by Europarc and is also part of the initiative "Voler bene all'Italia" promoted by Legambiente, Corriere della Sera and Anci and under the patronage of the President of the Republic. Moreover, the event is organized under the patronage of Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Network of Alpine Protected Areas, and Federparchi.

Some images of the past edition of "Parkfest":

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