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Foula Heritage

Rural topic(s): (Agri)-tourism and rural heritage, Conservation and management of natural resources

City: Foula

Country: United Kingdom

Web site: http://www.foulaheritage.org.uk

The Foula community found Foula Heritage in the year 2000, a voluntary community group set up to record and interpret Foula’s very rich cultural and natural heritage before it was completely lost.

In 2003 Foula Heritage developed a unique job-share island ranger service to monitor and conserve the island’s environment, and to manage visitors carefully to ensure their visit was enjoyable without damaging sensitive habitats and species.

Scale of intervention : Local

Keywords: conservation and management of natural resources, ecotourism, island, local community initiative, biodiversity conservation, locally-based economy, rural-urban relationship, cultural heritage, empowerment of rural communities, job creation

Places: United-Kingdom

Actors: NGO, inhabitant association, local community

Methods: community-led initiative

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