The Glossary

The glossary encompasses definition of common terminology for researchers and institutional users; key terms, at world and regional levels. A draft data-base at world level has been implemented in 2016 on the basis of international documents and existing glossaries.


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List of terms:

Actions – Actions

Actors/Stakeholders - Acteurs

Aesthetic quality – Qualité esthétique

Authenticity/Progressive authenticity – Authenticité/ Authenticité progressive

Bio-cultural diversity – Diversité bio-culturelle

Coherence/Co-variation/ Continuity – Cohérence/Co-variation/Continuité


Conservation/Adaptive Conservation/Preservation/Protection

Conventional Vs Traditional – Conventionnel Vs. Traditionnel

Cultural heritage – Patrimoine culturel

Dynamism and conservation (+ evolving landscapes and continuing landscapes) – Dynamisme et conservation (+ paysages en évolution et paysages en continuité)

Ecologically sustainable development – Developpment ecologiquement durable


Integrity – Integrité

Knowledge – Connaissance

Landscape – Paysage

Management – Gestion

Planning – Aménagement

Resource – Resource

Rural landscape – Paysage rural

Rural Landscape Structure/Characteristics and Descriptors – Structure du paysage rural/ Characters et descripteurs

Rural Landscape Scope – Champ d’application sur le paysage rural

Rural landscape policies –  Politiques du paysage rural

Tangible/Intangible – Tangible/Intangible

Uniqueness – Unicité

Value/Significance – Valeurs

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