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April 2021

Monthly Trail Dialogues

Join us for our second free, online Trails Talk session on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 13.00 UTC/GMT, to discuss the establishment of a dedicated International World Trails Day to celebrate trails around the world. 

Please register here to participate in this series on the first Thursday of every month.

We are welcoming inspiring ideas for future Trails Talk sessions, please submit your proposal here.

The World Trails Network at the UK G7 Meeting

On Friday 11 June, the UK will host world leaders at the G7 Meeting at Carbis Bay, Cornwall. To celebrate the event happening on the UK’s longest National Trail the World Trails Network and South-West Coast Path Association will co-host a Trails G7 Summit on the same day. Please save the date: June 11, 2021, 11:30 – 12:30 UTC. Registration details will be sent out soon.
The hour-long Path to Recovery webinar will include an international panel of trail leaders from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, UK, USA, and the EU, as well as a Q&A session. Chaired by World Trails Network Chair Galeo Saintz, issues discussed will be raised at the G7 Summit, including climate change and coronavirus.
International World Trails Day
Each month the World Trails Network shares a short survey to gain insights into relevant trends regarding trails around the world.

This month our survey focuses on establishing a dedicated International Day to celebrate trails. Since the 2016 World Trails Conference in Tottori, Japan, the World Trails Network has been networking towards creating an International World Trails Day.

Please participate in this short survey to create a global day to celebrate trails. 
Youth Leadership on Trails
The World Trails Network's Trails & Knowledge Task Team hosted a virtual networking session at the IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit with young leaders around the world participating in the stimulating discussion.

The Task Team aims to create a network of young leaders linked to the World Trails Network. Please fill out this form to stay in touch on the updates, and join us in the August session of the Trails Talk Series to find out more.

A Cultural Adventure on the Sultans Trail

Take an amazing cultural adventure throughout the part of Europe that had to deal with the Ottoman rule for several centuries.

The Sultans Trail runs from Vienna, under Ottoman attack twice, to Istanbul, the heart of the Empire, crossing regions that suffered massive devastation and depopulation, and others that had a profound Ottoman influence on local culture. The Sultans Trail introduces the traveler to the legacy of the Ottoman history - Read more on our blog.

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; it 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.

In order to share publications, news items, articles, blog post links, information on events, job opportunities, photos, videos, and other announcements linked to trails, please fill in the form.
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Newsletter compiled by
Georgia Angelopoulou, Membership and Communications
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