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Title: COMMUNITY RESILIENCE AND INITIATIVES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF NATUAL RESOURCES: LEADER PROJECTS IN LATVIA

COMMUNITY RESILIENCE AND INITIATIVES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF NATUAL RESOURCES: LEADER PROJECTS IN LATVIA
L. Paula;D. Kaufmane
1314-2704
English
20
5.2
The concept of community resilience in rural areas comprises the idea of sustainability, ability to adapt or resist new conditions and external influences and to turn possible risks into opportunities. In order to reduce degradation of rural areas and to preserve rural environment and natural resources, rural communities need to be active in setting priorities, decision making and purposeful realization of initiatives. The LEADER program is an important instrument supporting local initiatives to strengthen community resilience through preservation and development of rural areas. The aim of the paper is to analyse community initiatives of the LEADER partnership projects within a context of preservation of natural resources. Content analysis was used as a research method; data on partnership projects in Latvia were obtained via publicly available information on the LEADER projects implemented since 2009. Projects directly (e.g. river cleaning, ecosystem conservation, refurbishment of treatment plants) and indirectly (e.g. community activities that improve accessibility and educate people about biodiversity) linked to the preservation of natural local resources were identified. The authors conclude that community activities for the preservation of natural resources can be seen as a system that focuses on the rational interaction between local human activities and the environment, seeking to ensure the integrity of specific natural sites and participation in both restoration and rational use of natural resources.
conference
20th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2020
20th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2020, 18 - 24 August, 2020
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
113-120
18 - 24 August, 2020
website
cdrom
7410
rural partnerships; natural resources; communities; resilience; LEADER.

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