Policies and programmes related to the presentation and promotion of the property

One of the fields of action that the Management Framework is based on is the improvement of the nominated property via suitable communication and promotion strategies. The objective is to create an information network with two main bands, plus a third extended band that could provide educational materials on the World Heritage Site with the aim of raising visitors’ and hikers’ awareness. The first band is made up of the network of shelters and mountain cabins that allow widespread and specific information on this “high-altitude museum”. The strategic position that these structures are in, within a natural laboratory, guarantees unlimited educational communication and offers visitors the chance to find out about the geological, geomorphical and landscape values of the World Heritage Site. Besides, a large part of the nominated property lies within natural parks (see para. 5b), equipped with their own visitor centres and structures specially given over to environmental education, the promotion and utilizationof protected natural areas. This system makes up the second band of the information network, able to not only appeal to occasional visitors but also the local population and schoolchildren, thus providing quite an in-depth lesson in nature. For these reasons and on the basis of the geological, geomorphological, landscape and eco-system characteristics described in the nomination document (see par. 2th) and in the attachments, the Plan attributes these prevalent aptitudes to the Systems, it being understood that the primary objective for every system remain the conservation of its outstanding universal values.

system mountain groups aptitude
1 Pelmo-Nuvolau Pelmo – Nuvolau Aware hiking and education regarding ecological research
activities which have been carried out for over ten years in this
Dolomites sector, geological and Palaeontological research
2 Marmolada Marmolada Environment education, glacier research and climate change
monitoring based on glacier data research gathered over the past
thirty years by the Arabba Climate Conditions Centre; geological
and Palaeontological research
3 Pale di San Martino-
San Lucano - Dolomiti
Bellunesi – Vette Feltrine

Civetta - Moiazza

Pale di S. Martino – S. Lucano

Dolomiti Bellunesi – Vette Feltrine

Aware hiking, research

Conservation, nature education through means and activities
proposed and co-ordinated by the Paneveggio-Pale di San
Martino Park

Conservation, nature education through means and activities
developed and proposed by the National Park

4 Dolomiti Friulane/Dolomitis
Furlanis e d’Oltre Piave
Dolomiti Friulane (Dolomitis
Furlanis) e d’Oltre Piave
Conservation, nature and wilderness education founded on
experience gained by the Park
5 Dolomiti Settentrionali/
Nördliche Dolomite

Cadini, Dolomiti di Sesto, Dolomiti
di Ampezzo, di Fanes, Senes e
Braies / Cadini, Sextner Dolomiten,
Ampezzaner Dolomiten, Fanes,
Sennes, Prags

Dolomiti Cadorine

Sett Sass

Aware hiking, nature education, research focused experience
gained by the Park Services of the Province of Bolzano and the
analogous Nature Park of the Dolomiti d’Ampezzo; geological and Palaeontological research

Aware hiking, environment education and nature research
connected to scientific research carried out for more than fifty
years on forests and pasture lands in the Valle del Boite

Geological research, in reference to the more than one hundred
years of research carried out on the system


6 Puez-Odle / Puez-Geisler /
Puez – Odle / Puez-Geisler / Pöz
– Odles
Nature preservation, protection and education regarding the
cultural landscape and as in the Northern areas of the Dolomites
geological and Palaeontological research
7 Sciliar-Catinaccio /
Schlern-Rosengarten -
Sciliar – Catinaccio / Schlern-
Rosengarten – Latemar
Aware hiking, protection and education regarding the cultural
landscape, geological and Palaeontological research
8 Rio delle Foglie / Bletterbach Rio delle Foglie / Bletterbach Geo-tourism, education courses, Palaeontological scientific
research based on the important stratigraphy system and the
immense fossil patrimony that visitors can admire
9 Dolomiti di Brenta Dolomiti di Brenta Geo-tourism, aware hiking, nature education and scientific
research based on know how and experience of the Adamello
Brenta Nature Park and its nomination to become a European
Geo-Park. This entity is also certified for activities connected to
sustainable tourism


The information network should finally extend into a third broader band that includes the network of museums on the valley floor and in the capital towns (geological and natural history museums, ethnographical and local history museums, other local cultural institutions; more info in Annex 8) in order to give a complete idea of the culture of the local people and the nature that characterize and make the Dolomite region unique.