Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Chair of Biodiversity and Nature Tourism

EMÜ 3rd Nature Tourism Conference
Nature Tourism and Nature Conservation
Kreutzwaldi 1A, Tartu


 9.30-10.30   Registration and welcome coffee

10.30-10.35  Introduction, greetings. The moderator of the conference is Kaili Viilma

Nature tourism and nature conservation in the world

10.35-11.35  Prof. Yu-Fai Leung (North Carolina State University, USA): Towards best practices of tourism and visitor management in global protected areas

11.35-12.35  Prof. Paul Eagles (University of Waterloo, Canada): Essential components of an ecotourism industry in Estonia

12.35-13.45  LUNCH

Visitor management and planning

13.45-14.20  Prof. Rauno Väisänen (EMÜ): Nature tourism and environmental policy (in Estonian)

14.20-15.00  Bogshoeing. The Code of Conduct in bogshoeing (in Estonian)
• Marika Kose (EMÜ): Bogshoeing – the unique activity in Estonia. Social and ecological carrying capacity
• Kadri Erit (EMÜ): Bogshoeing in Estonia, the survey of entrepreneurs
• Levo Tohva (Matkajuht OÜ): The Code of Conduct in bogshoeing


Tourism destination

15.35-16.00  Kaisa Linno (NGO Ökokuller), Maret Vildak (Environmental Board): Europarc Sustainable Tourism Sertificate, benefiits for National Park and Community (in Estonian)

16.00-16.25  Tarmo Pilving, (EMÜ): Nature tourism in Lahemaa, a case study (in Estonian)

16.25-16.40  Introduction by nature tourism entrepreneurs participating in panel discussion (Annika Prangli, Martin Piispea, Erki Vaikre; in Estonian)

16.40-17.20  The panel discussion with nature tourism entrepreneurs, moderator Kaili Viilma (in Estonian)

17.20-17.30  Final comments and closing of the conference

There is a simultaneous translation available from Estonian to English and vice versa.

Registering (closes 07.03):

Live video:

Info: Marika Kose, , Phone: 56561373.

The conference is supported by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund (Estonian University of Life Sciences ASTRA project „Value-chain based bio-economy“), Environmental Board and Estonian Tourist Board

NB! Previous nature tourism conferences:

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