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Projects & Focus Areas

The network focuses on all dimensions of trails and how they intersect our lives, our communities, and our economies. These can be broadly grouped into three thematic areas as listed below. We place a primary focus on bringing trails together to collaborate, learn from each other and inspire positive action. We use various platforms, forums, and tools to achieve this.

1. ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE & TRAILS

  • Arts & Culture Task Team
  • Conservation Task Team
  • Sustainability Task Team
  • Communities Task Team
  • Tourism Task Team
  • Peace Trails Initiative

2. KNOWLEDGE, RESEARCH & TRAILS

  • Knowledge Task Team
  • Best practice guidelines
  • Trails resources
  • Research surveys
  • Marketing research
  • Tool Boxes
    • Sustainability Tool Box (in development)
    • Green Flag Trails – Trails Assessment and Accreditation

3. NETWORKING, COMMUNICATIONS & TRAILS 

  • World Trails Conferences
  • World Trails Expeditions
  • International Friendship Trails Initiative
  • Trails Film – World Trails Film Festival
  • Workshops and Training

Please explore our site menu at the left and above to discover more.

As a volunteer-driven and led network, we rely completely on members to be active and engaged. So we invite you to do so, especially if there is an area you think we should be addressing, put your hand up, gather like-minded passionate members, and help make it happen.

Our Task Team Co-Chairs meet every month to take projects forward, and our engaged and dedicated International Board oversees 3 strategic committees relating to Finance, Governance, and Networking.

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