Soomaa NP  © Arne Ader
Paanajärvi NP  ©   Viktor Gritsuk   Developing sustainable tourism in PAs – the PAN Parks approach Zoltán Kun, Executive D...
Soomaa NP  © Mati Kose W hat  is PAN Parks?
What is PAN Parks?
Paanajärvi NP  © Viktor Gritsuk What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to  protect  Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most...
What is PAN Parks? The only European-wide organisation focusing on the protection of wilderness areas   Central Balkan NP ...
What is PAN Parks? Applies a truly integrated approach to mobilise sustainable tourism development for strengthening wilde...
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 i...
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...
We h elp  to increase the management effectiveness of the areas through third party audit based on Principles and Criteria...
<ul><li>We h elp   develop these areas through </li></ul><ul><li>active promotion of local and sustainable tourism  and </...
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
Borjomi-Kharagauli NP  © Kote Gabrichidze <ul><li>TOURISM </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of sustainable tourism </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Sustainable Tourism Development </li></ul><ul><li>stimulates local cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>involves local st...
<ul><li>Partnership with Local Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>ensures the strategy is implemented </li></ul><ul><li>partners...
Retezat NP  ©Falk Kienas   The PAN Parks Tourism Model
Majella NP  © Bruno D’Amicis <ul><li>Tourism as a tool for wilderness conservation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creates local s...
<ul><li>Build ing  a strong network including : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incoming O...
PAN Parks Foundation The PAN Parks Tourism Model LBP LBP LBP Incoming Tour  O perator Incoming Tour  O perator Internation...
<ul><li>Steps of development </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Incoming  and International Operators </li></ul><ul><li>Educat...
Involved International Operators United Kingdom Exodus, Explore, Activities Abroad, Wildlife & Wilderness, Saddle Skedaddl...
<ul><li>Benefits for Protected Areas </li></ul><ul><li>helps to better control sustainable tourism </li></ul><ul><li>bette...
<ul><li>Benefits for International Tour Operators </li></ul><ul><li>they support a good case, by doing what they are best ...
<ul><li>Benefits for our Foundat ion </li></ul><ul><li>it bring benefits to the local partners  and parks </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Case study – Central Balkan NP </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - park involved in the model  </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – study...
<ul><li>Case study  2  - Oulanka National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish Wilderness Week package </li></ul><ul><li>sold by...
Fulufjallet NP  © Vitantonio Dell’Orto The PAN Parks Tourism Model <ul><li>Retezat NP, Romania: certification of local bus...
PAN Parks works to protect Europe ’ s wilderness, the continent ’ s most undisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org
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this is a presentation I am doing in brussels on 22 June as good example case studies for using / developing tourism in protected areas

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    1. 1. Soomaa NP © Arne Ader
    2. 2. Paanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk Developing sustainable tourism in PAs – the PAN Parks approach Zoltán Kun, Executive Director PAN Parks Foundation
    3. 3. Soomaa NP © Mati Kose W hat is PAN Parks?
    4. 4. What is PAN Parks?
    5. 5. Paanajärvi NP © Viktor Gritsuk What is PAN Parks? PAN Parks works to protect Europe’s wilderness , the continent’s most undisturbed areas of nature
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. What is PAN Parks? Applies a truly integrated approach to mobilise sustainable tourism development for strengthening wilderness conservation Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze
    8. 8. What is PAN Parks? Founded in 1999 by WWF and Molecaten, registered in Netherlands and having its premises in Hungary
    9. 9. PAN Parks develops a network through linking wilderness protected areas in Europe : best of Europe’s wilderness What is PAN Parks?
    10. 10. The PAN Parks Concept Retezat NP © Andreas Beckmann
    11. 12. 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
    12. 13. 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
    13. 14. <ul><li>We h elp develop these areas through </li></ul><ul><li>active promotion of local and sustainable tourism and </li></ul><ul><li>r aising awareness and creating positive perception of wilderness </li></ul>Oulanka NP © Michael Hennemann The PAN Parks Concept
    14. 15. Allowed activities National Park Area PAN Parks region PAN Parks wilderness The PAN Parks Concept Forbidden activities
    15. 16. The PAN Parks Concept V isitors have the opportunity to enjoy PAN Parks Wilderness! Paanajärvi NP © Minna Koramo
    16. 17. Borjomi-Kharagauli NP © Kote Gabrichidze <ul><li>TOURISM </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of sustainable tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Certification of local businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with international tour operators </li></ul>The PAN Parks Concept
    17. 18. <ul><li>Sustainable Tourism Development </li></ul><ul><li>stimulates local cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>involves local stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>aims for synergy between conservation and tourism </li></ul><ul><li>improves the quality of tourism products </li></ul><ul><li>improves the visitors experience </li></ul><ul><li>includes local standard for businesses </li></ul>The PAN Parks Concept
    18. 19. <ul><li>Partnership with Local Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>ensures the strategy is implemented </li></ul><ul><li>partners are committed to the park and PAN Parks </li></ul><ul><li>different tourism service providers </li></ul><ul><li>88 partners </li></ul>Oulanka NP © Paavo Hamunen The PAN Parks Concept
    19. 20. Retezat NP ©Falk Kienas The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    20. 21. Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis <ul><li>Tourism as a tool for wilderness conservation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creates local support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>raises awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supports lobby ing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>generates income </li></ul></ul>The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    21. 22. <ul><li>Build ing a strong network including : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incoming Operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Operators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PAN Parks adds value: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>certified local and selected incoming partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supports product development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supports promotion </li></ul></ul>Majella NP © Barbara Mayer The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    22. 23. 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
    23. 24. <ul><li>Steps of development </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Incoming and International Operators </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Linking the Operators </li></ul><ul><li>Product development </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of the packages </li></ul>Majella NP © Bruno D’Amicis The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    24. 25. 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
    25. 26. <ul><li>Benefits for Protected Areas </li></ul><ul><li>helps to better control sustainable tourism </li></ul><ul><li>better cooperation with local partners </li></ul><ul><li>promotion of their areas </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for Local Partners </li></ul><ul><li>included in packages </li></ul><ul><li>more clients through operators </li></ul><ul><li>cooperation with other local partners </li></ul><ul><li>incoming operators help to develop their products </li></ul>The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    26. 27. <ul><li>Benefits for International Tour Operators </li></ul><ul><li>they support a good case, by doing what they are best in </li></ul><ul><li>pre-selected local suppliers and Incoming Partners </li></ul><ul><li>educational trips, help in product development </li></ul><ul><li>brand building and help in promotion </li></ul><ul><li>networking and cooperating with similar companies </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for Incoming Tour Operators </li></ul><ul><li>link with International Operators </li></ul><ul><li>better cooperation with protected areas </li></ul><ul><li>associated with a wilderness brand </li></ul>The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    27. 28. <ul><li>Benefits for our Foundat ion </li></ul><ul><li>it bring benefits to the local partners and parks </li></ul><ul><li>generates income for our foundation </li></ul><ul><li>creates better local cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>raises awareness </li></ul><ul><li>educates the visitors </li></ul><ul><li>▶▶▶ supports wilderness conservation </li></ul>©iStock/Graeme Purdy The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    28. 29. <ul><li>Case study – Central Balkan NP </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - park involved in the model </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – study trip for operators, </li></ul><ul><li>result : 2 trips for the Dutch market </li></ul><ul><li>Certified local partners involved in the package tours </li></ul><ul><li>50 € contribution to PPF/client </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – 7 group departure planned </li></ul><ul><li>Further trips are being developed for 2012 (UK , DE ) </li></ul>The PAN Parks Tourism Model Majella NP © Barbara Mayer
    29. 30. <ul><li>Case study 2 - Oulanka National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish Wilderness Week package </li></ul><ul><li>sold by Exodus (UK) – developed by Basecamp Oulanka (FI) </li></ul><ul><li>contribution to PPF after each client </li></ul><ul><li>23 , 000 € raised in 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>local project supported in 4 PAN Parks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>visitor centre – Retezat NP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eco-trail – Rila NP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information boards –Borjomi NP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>photo project – Majella NP </li></ul></ul>Oulanka NP © Hannu Hautala The PAN Parks Tourism Model
    30. 31. Fulufjallet NP © Vitantonio Dell’Orto The PAN Parks Tourism Model <ul><li>Retezat NP, Romania: certification of local business partners (AER, new national certification scheme) </li></ul><ul><li>Küre Mountains NP, Turkey: new challenges (no international visitors) </li></ul><ul><li>zzz </li></ul>
    31. 32. PAN Parks works to protect Europe ’ s wilderness, the continent ’ s most undisturbed areas of nature www.panparks.org

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