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    The International Association for Mediterranean Forests

    The International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM), founded in 1996, has for purpose to facilitate knowledge, experiences and ideas exchange on Mediterranean forest landscapes with a cross-field, multidisciplinary and international approach.

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    The International Association for Mediterranean Forests

    The International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM), founded in 1996, has for purpose to facilitate knowledge, experiences and ideas exchange on Mediterranean forest landscapes with a cross-field, multidisciplinary and international approach.

    © Marine Lovero

Interreg MED INHERIT

AIFM is a partner of the integrated project Interreg MED INHERIT, a project involving 15 partners from 10 Mediterranean countries.

INHERIT aims to conserve and enhance natural heritage in MED coastal and maritime tourist destinations. It will test and deploy a new approach adapted to MED specificities to protect the natural heritage against the negative effects of mass tourism. INHERIT will promote sustainable tourism by mitigating the seasonal nature of tourism, addressing excess capacity, designing and implementing a "bottom-up" protection approach based on self-regulation and monitoring by local tourism actors.

Based on transnational cooperation and the results of SO3 MED projects and based on a new sustainable tourism approach, INHERIT will develop a community and MED tourism policies that will permit to:

  •     capitalize on best practices to protect the natural heritage,
  •     highlight sustainable tourism activities and destinations,
  •     have the MED area recognized in European markets as an area that effectively protects its natural heritage.

As a result, INHERIT can be a future point of reference for projects and initiatives that advance green growth in the Mediterranean.