At the end of the Eighties, the WWF Italy has defined an intervention strategy to implement different and significant sustainable development and capacity building pilot projects, financed by the European funds, for the local communities living in the Italian protected areas :

The WWF Strategy for the capacity building in the Italian parks

CADISPA (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas) : a European network for the sustainable development of rural areas

The widespread Hospitality : a net of bed & breakfast on the Aspromonte National Park ,on the "English man trail"

Innovative Environmental Entrepreneurship and management Master in collaboration with the IG (Imprenditorialità Giovanile - Young Entrepreneurship)

Protected Areas : the enviroment to restriction to opportunity : the European Union initiative ADAPT

New competencies for sustainable tourism in protected areas : Leonardo da Vinci programme.

To spend for the enviroment : The PASS (Pubbliche Amministrazioni per lo Sviluppo del Sud - Public Administration for Southern Italy Development) project.

Parks, school, education : education as a priority activity of parks.