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  • TAPASTourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group @ r o n made r • pl ane ta. wi k i space s. co m/ tapas •  0 6 . 2 0 14
  • Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) is one of WCPA structural divisions which is committed to support sustainable tourism in protected areas.
  • The mission of the TAPAS is to provide a forum where people collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, develop and disseminate knowledge, and enhance learning, in order to enable the planning, development and management of sustainable tourism in protected areas.
  • Membership benefits include: * Exchanging dialogue and information with a wide range of colleagues interested in tourism and protected areas * Sharing research information * Collaborating on joint publications and participating in research programs, seminars and conferences * Membership in a Google discussion group * Discounted prices for social web workshops and webinars
  • Six Objectives: 1. Provide strategic advice to governments and others on the optimum approaches to sustainable tourism in protected and natural areas. 2. Strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of protected area managers and policy makers and others in relation to sustainable tourism. 3. Enhance the level of tourism contribution to the goals of protected areas and protected area systems.
  • 4. Enhance the capacity of WCPA, including through co-operative ventures with networks and partners and, in particular IUCN members, and recognize their contributions. 5. Develop and disseminate knowledge on tourism and protected areas, including case studies and best practice syntheses. 6. Provide an interactive forum for individuals working on protected areas and tourism, which allows them to network, communicate, collaborate, and develop partnerships.
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