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Transboundary governance of the Curonian Spit World Heritage Site


  • Moritz Albrecht


This study describes the governance and management structures of the Curonian Spit World Heritage Site, a transboundary protected area shared by Lithuania and the Russian Federation. Focusing on the national park authorities it presents the site from a local administrative perspective. The paper shows that due to strong state level influence and a lack of full stakeholder inclusion, different philosophies and priorities on both sides of the border challenge common management efforts and co-operation. Presenting the existing problems the paper points out the need for increased efforts at the state level as well as for the full inclusion of local communities to remove obstacles and foster co-operation. Hence, by adapting to certain environmental and transboundary governance principles, conflicts can be avoided and better results achieved.

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  • Moritz Albrecht, 2010. "Transboundary governance of the Curonian Spit World Heritage Site," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(6), pages 725-742.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:53:y:2010:i:6:p:725-742
    DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2010.488105

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