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UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                                                
Trails Talk - Live from Iceland

Thursday, July 1, 2021 – 13:00 UTC
Join trail advocates and authors Henry Fletcher and Jay Simpson.

While walking live in the Westfjords and showing us the beauty of region's historic pathways, they will discuss the making of Walking and Wayfinding in the Westfjords - a four part guide & map weaving together trails with creative wayfinding practices - developed while guiding groups of artists and conservation volunteers over the past decade.

This behind-the-scenes look into this unique approach to reawakening trails and self-publishing may be of particular interest for those looking to create a trails guide which unlocks the story of their specific trails setting.
Please register here to participate.
GREEN FLAG TRAILS

Video Launch of Green Flag Trails Training on Kythera Island, Greece
In October 2019, the island of Kythera, Greece, hosted the first Green Flag Trails Assessors Training in Europe, with the participation of 28 trail professionals from 14 countries all over the world.

At the same time, the island of Kythera can claim the first trails in Europe accredited with the Green Flag Trails certification, a success met shortly before the training.

Watch this short video celebrating two milestone achievements in the Green Flag Trails family and do subscribe to the World Trails Network newly launched YouTube channel.
Green Flag Trails - Kythera Island, Greece
EVENT FOLLOW-UP

World Trails G7 Summit - Feedback Summary
On 11th June, twelve trails’ representatives from the G7 plus 4 invited countries gathered virtually as part of an official G7 Fringe event to discuss some of the global issues impacting trails and trail users.

The discussion focused on how trails can help mitigate climate change impacts and be part of the path to recovery post-Covid, the economic, health and wellbeing benefits of trails, as well as the role of trails in active travel connecting communities and places.


The event that was joined by around 200 international participants across five continents, showcased the diversity of issues we face and the interest in how these are being addressed around the world.  Read more and watch the panelists' presentations on our blog.
MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

The Norwegian Trekking Association's Sustainability Strategy

The Norwegian Trekking Association has just published its first ever sustainability strategy. Operating activities and cabins in valuable and vulnerable countryside spots entails great responsibility. The Association's sustainability work therefore aims high.

Read more on how our Scandinavian fellows understand their responsibility towards introducing environmentally smart behaviors among their members and the society in general, in the words of Trygve Sunde Kolderup
, the organization's Head of Sunstainability, in the World Trails Network's blog.

TRAIL PEOPLE

The Souls of Walking & Wayfinding in the Westfjords

Trail advocates and authors Henry Fletcher and Jay Simpson adopt a unique approach to reawakening trails in a remote corner of Iceland.

They will share more with us on their work to complete their four-part, self published guide to the Westfjords during the upcoming Trails Talk session, on July 1, 2021.

Till then, you can find more background on what brought them together into the Westfjords' wilderness in a piece written in Henry's words for our blog.

TRAILS & BEYOND MAGAZINE

Have Your Trail Article Published in Our Magazine
Our annual publication Trails & Beyond is set to come out again in fall 2021. If you wish to feature an article, or share an inspiring piece about your trails or a trail you have adventured on in the last year, start writing.

Please upload you article here, and our editorial team will confirm with you.
Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2021
TASK TEAMS UPDATE

World Trails Network Fund for Task Teams

The World Trails Network has secured funding to support the Network’s International Trails Task Teams in their global projects. Task Team Chairs are invited to apply for funds for their projects until July 30, 2021.

A second round of allocations will take place by September 1st, should there be any unallocated funding. 

 

Annual General Assembly - Save the Date

Our Annual General Assembly for 2021 will take place on July 22, 2021 - 1:00PM UTC.

Please note the correction on the time: 1:00PM UTC instead of 12:00 stated in the original announcement sent out on 23 June.

RSVP here to attend and receive all relevant documents. 
About the World Trails Network

The World Trails Network was founded in 2012. Since 2015 it has been a non-profit association in Geneva, Switzerland. The Network is the largest globally representative and dedicated trails non-profit organization of its kind, consisting of trail organizations and professional trail experts, working collaboratively for the enhancement and betterment of trails around the world.

The network hosts the biennial World Trails Conference, established in Korea in 2010, and is also the convener of the Trails.Film - World Trails Film Festival.
Join the Network

The World Trails Network includes both individual and institutional members. To sign up as a member or to explore our many benefits, please visit our membership page.
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The strength of the World Trails Network is its capacity to convene and bring together trail experts from around the world. To share knowledge and best practices, we rely on submissions and suggestions for content from members.

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Newsletter compiled by
Georgia Angelopoulou, Membership and Communications
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