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European Ecotourism Conference 2010, Pärnu Estonia. http://www.european-ecotourism.com/ PAN Parks Tourism Model as a tool to protect Europe’s Wilderness – Mrs. Barbara Mayer, PAN Parks ...

European Ecotourism Conference 2010, Pärnu Estonia. http://www.european-ecotourism.com/ PAN Parks Tourism Model as a tool to protect Europe’s Wilderness – Mrs. Barbara Mayer, PAN Parks Foundation, Hungary

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  • Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
  • Paanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk PAN Parks Tourism Model as a tool to protect Europe’s Wildernes s Barbara Mayer, Tourism Development Officer PAN Parks Foundation
  • Soomaa NP © Mati Kose W hat is PAN Parks?
  • Paanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature
  • What is PAN Parks? The only European-wide organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas Central Balkan NP ©CBNP Appenine Chamois © Bruno D’Amicis
  • What is PAN Parks? Applies a truly integrated approach to mobilise sustainable tourism development for strengthening wilderness conservation Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze
  • What is PAN Parks? Founded in 1999 by WWF and Molecaten, registered in Netherlands and having its premises in Hungary
  • PAN Parks develops a network through linking wilderness protected areas in Europe : best of Europe’s wilderness What is PAN Parks?
  • What is PAN Parks?
  • The PAN Parks Concept Retezat NP © Andreas Beckmann
  • The PAN Parks Concept An area of at least 10,000 hectares of land or sea, with its native plant and animal communities and their associated ecosystems , in an essentially natural state Oulanka NP © Hannu Hautala
  • We h elp to increase the management effectiveness of the areas through third party audit based on Principles and Criteria Central Balkan © Nanko Minkov The PAN Parks Concept
    • We h elp develop these areas through
    • active promotion of local and sustainable tourism and
    • r aising awareness and creating positive perception of wilderness
    Oulanka NP © Michael Hennemann The PAN Parks Concept
  • Allowed activities National Park Area PAN Parks region PAN Parks wilderness The PAN Parks Concept Forbidden activities
  • The PAN Parks Concept V isitors have the opportunity to enjoy PAN Parks Wilderness! Paanajärvi NP © Minna Koramo
    • Sustainable Tourism Development
    • stimulates local cooperation
    • involves local stakeholders
    • aims for synergy between conservation and tourism
    • improves the quality of tourism products
    • improves the visitors experience
    • includes local standard for businesses
    The PAN Parks Concept
    • Partnership with Local Businesses
    • ensures the strategy is implemented
    • partners are committed to the park and PAN Parks
    • different tourism service providers
    • 88 partners
    Oulanka NP © Paavo Hamunen The PAN Parks Concept
  • Retezat NP ©Falk Kienas The PAN Parks Tourism Model
  • Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis
    • Tourism as a tool for wilderness conservation :
      • creates local support
      • raises awareness
      • supports lobby ing
      • generates income
    The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    • Build ing a strong network including :
      • Local Partners
      • Incoming Operators
      • International Operators
    • PAN Parks adds value:
      • certified local and selected incoming partners
      • supports product development
      • supports promotion
    Majella NP © Barbara Mayer The PAN Parks Tourism Model
  • PAN Parks Foundation The PAN Parks Tourism Model LBP LBP LBP Incoming Tour O perator Incoming Tour O perator International Tour O perator International Tour O perator International Tour O perator LBP LBP
    • Steps of development
    • Selection of Incoming and International Operators
    • Educational Visits
    • Linking the Operators
    • Product development
    • Promotion of the packages
    Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis The PAN Parks Tourism Model
  • Involved International Operators United Kingdom Exodus, Explore, Activities Abroad, Wildlife & Wilderness, Saddle Skedaddle, Wildlife Worldwide, InnTravel Netherlands SNP, Sawadee, Voigt Travel Germany Rucksack Reisen, Culterramar Retezat NP © Andreas Beckmann The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    • Benefits for Protected Areas
    • helps to better control sustainable tourism
    • better cooperation with local partners
    • promotion of their areas
    • Benefits for Local Partners
    • included in packages
    • more clients through operators
    • cooperation with other local partners
    • incoming operators help to develop their products
    The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    • Benefits for International Tour Operators
    • they support a good case, by doing what they are best in
    • pre-selected local suppliers and Incoming Partners
    • educational trips, help in product development
    • brand building and help in promotion
    • networking and cooperating with similar companies
    • Benefits for Incoming Tour Operators
    • link with International Operators
    • better cooperation with protected areas
    • associated with a wilderness brand
    The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    • Benefits for our Foundat ion
    • it bring benefits to the local partners and parks
    • generates income for our foundation
    • creates better local cooperation
    • raises awareness
    • educates the visitors
    • ▶▶▶ supports wilderness conservation
    ©iStock/Graeme Purdy The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    • Case study - Oulanka National Park
    • Finnish Wilderness Week package
    • sold by Exodus (UK) – developed by Basecamp Oulanka (FI)
    • contribution to PPF after each client
    • 23 , 000 € raised in 4 years
    • local project supported in 4 PAN Parks
      • visitor centre – Retezat NP
      • eco-trail – Rila NP
      • information boards –Borjomi NP
      • photo project – Majella NP
    Oulanka NP © Hannu Hautala The PAN Parks Tourism Model
  • PAN Parks works to protect Europe ’ s wilderness, the continent ’ s most undisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org