CORDIALE was a cross-border partnership between the AONBs of the South West and the Parcs Naturels Régionaux (PNR) of Normandy and Brittany. The work delivered through the CORDIALE partnership will support the learning and exchange of ideas and best practice about protected landscape management across a wide grouping of AONBs and PNRs.
CORDIALE achieved this through research, exchange & training, development and dissemination of ideas and best practice in landscape mapping, sustainable farming and traditional buildings amongst the nine core CORDIALE partners and a wider grouping of protected landscapes, of which Dorset AONB was one.
South West Protected Landscapes Forum (SWPLF) lead on the CORDIALE landscape mapping and monitoring projects. SWPLF, working closely with Dorset AONB lead on a CORDIALE field trial exploring how innovative mapping can help farmers and landowners focus conservation efforts to prioritise changes to land management in the face of a changing climate.
The CORDIALE partnership was established in 2010 and the project has been selected within the frame of the INTERREG IV A France (Channel) England cross-border European cooperation programme, part financed by the European Regional Development Fund
Climate change adaptation field trial
SWPLF worked with the Dorset AONB on a field trial that mapped where conservation efforts should be prioritised in the face of a changing climate. More details can be found on the CORDIALE website.