MMV 2008 - Montecatini, Italy

October 14-19


The first MMV conference was held in Vienna, Austria, in winter 2002, the second in Rovaniemi, Finland, in spring 2004, the third one in Rapperswil, Switzerland, in autumn 2006. Three preceding conferences had great success, making MMV a regular meeting for scientists and managers. MMV4 will be the first one to be organized in a Mediterranean country. MMV conferences have been motivated by the growing concern that increasing recreational use of protected areas is approaching the limits of ecological and social carrying capacities in many parts of the world; this risk is evident, in particular, in the densely populated Mediterranean, where recreational and protected areas are under pressure by increasing climate change and the increased demand for outdoor recreation.

Keynote Speakers

International Steering Committee