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Social and cultural interests and practices

The church forests are forested islands that have been preserved for cultural reasons until today and are still valuable refuges for the culture, as well as for biodiversity. Based on interviews with the local people we will study the current willingness to protect this forest fragment. The obtained results will provide information on the value of church forests and potential conflicts between generations (modern life of the young generation vs traditional practices and ways of life), as well as conflicts between benefits and protection are identified. The supervision of this working package will be by Alexandra Reith.