TAPAS (Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group)


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TAPAS (Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group)

  1. 1. Our vision We envision a future where tourism associated with protected areas has a positive impact on biodiversity, and where tourism is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable
  2. 2. Who we are IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Specialist Group Voluntary technical network Specialists on tourism and protected areas and areas of particular importance to biodiversity
  3. 3. What we do - knowledge
  4. 4. What we do – build capacity
  5. 5. What we do – network
  6. 6. Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group Executive Committee, 2014 World Parks Congress @ Sydney, Australia
  7. 7. Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) is one of WCPA structural divisions which is committed to support sustainable tourism in protected areas.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. TAPAS Twitter Google+ Slideshare Facebook LinkedIn Wiki
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  14. 14. planeta.wikispaces.com/tapas
  15. 15. facebook.com/pages/Tourism-and-Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group/122961127797095
  16. 16. linkedin.com/groups/Tourism-Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group-4735342
  17. 17. plus.google.com/117973343043881234019
  18. 18. slideshare.net/AnnaSpenceley
  19. 19. koedoe.co.za
  20. 20. World Parks Congress Planning Meeting @ Thomas Brooks
  21. 21. drive.google.com/file/d/0B84cIS4TjiidMWpnbm14SmlEU28
  22. 22. 1 3 J U N E W e d n e s d a y , J u n e 1 0 830am Las Vegas, 1030am Quito, 430pm Geneva, 5:30pm Johannesburg, 630pm Moscow/Nairobi, 9pm Mumbai, 1130pm Kuala Lumpur planeta.wikispaces.com/tapas Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group
  23. 23. TAPAS Orientation Agenda •  W e l c o m e •  I n s i d e T A P A S •  I n t r o d u c t i o n s •  E v e n t s •  V i e w e r Q u e s t i o n s •  S o c i a l W e b T o u r •  F i n a l C o m m e n t s p l a n e t a . w i k i s p a c e s . c o m / t a p a s
  24. 24. Membership  applica.on:  h$p://'nyurl.com/tapasmembership   Facebook:   h$ps://www.facebook.com/pages/Tourism-­‐and-­‐Protected-­‐Areas-­‐ Specialist-­‐Group/122961127797095     LinkedIn:  h$ps://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4735342     Slideshare:  h$p://www.slideshare.net/planeta/tapasgroup     Wiki:  h$p://planeta.wikispaces.com/tapas     Google+:   h$ps://plus.google.com/u/0/117973343043881234019/posts   IUCN  Website:   h$p://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/ gpap_capacity2/gpap_wcpacap/gpap_tourism/     Links
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  26. 26. @ronmader planeta.com