Jana Raadik Cottrell
Vilsandi National Park93401 Kihelkonna 74Estonia
About Jana Raadik Cottrell
“Increasing second homeowner engagement in supporting healthy communities and protected area management: Saaremaa Island, Estonia”
Saaremaa Island, Estonia
Jana will be building on Stuart Cottrell’s 2011-2012 Faculty CCC fellowship project “Challenges for sustainable nature-based tourism: Vilsandi National Park, Saaremaa Island, Estonia”, and her own 2011 study “Second homeowners motivations and expectation for flexible work opportunities in Saaremaa Island”. Jana proposes to examine second homeowner potential for engagement in nature based tourism in the parks and protected areas on Saaremaa Island, Saare County, Estonia. Many second homeowners living nearby protected areas on the island stressed concerns about the lack of management effectiveness, and showed interest in collaborating on conservation and tourism related management practices (Raadik Cottrell, 2012). The main goal of this project is to increase second homeowner engagement in supporting healthy communities and environments through local participation in collaborative efforts. Collaborators: Estonian Ministry of Environment, Viidumäe Nature Reserve and the State Nature Protection Center Saare Region; CSU, and Kuressaare College of Tallinn University of Technology.