Jana Raadik Cottrell

Jana Raadik Cottrell

Vilsandi National Park
93401 Kihelkonna 74
Estonia
Fellow Year: 
2016 - 2017
Cohort
8
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.