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TAPAS & UNDP tourism publications launch, Anna Spenceley


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This important tourism and protected areas publication was launched at the World Parks Congress event on Monday 17 November 2014. The event was hosted by the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group and UNDP

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TAPAS & UNDP tourism publications launch, Anna Spenceley

  1. 1. Launch of new publications on tourism, protected areas and concessions IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group and UNDP Facilitator: Dr Anna Spenceley Monday 17 November 2014
  2. 2. Who we are: TAPAS Group 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 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
  3. 3. Our structure Anna Spenceley (Chair) Communities •Susan Snyman (Vice Chair) Knowledge development •Glen Hvenegaard, Ralf Buckley Capacity Building •Steve McCool Heritage •Robyn Bushell Communications •Ron Mader Membership •Elena Nikolaeva IUCN Secretariat •Giulia Carbone
  4. 4. What we do n PARKS The I t er no ational J urnafl o Protected Areas o and Cnser vation Developing capacity for a lpr otected p anet Issue 18.2: December 2012 Develop knowledge Build capacity Network
  5. 5. Membership application: Facebook: Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group/122961127797095 LinkedIn: Slideshare: Wiki: Google+: IUCN Website: apacity2/gpap_wcpacap/gpap_tourism/ Links
  6. 6. Launch event WCPA Best Practice Guidelines in Sustainable Tourism for Protected Areas and an online library of resources - Yu-Fai Leung (TAPAS Group), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GIZ and Ernesto Enkerlin/Kathy McKinnon (WCPA) Tourism concessions in protected natural areas: guidelines for managers – Nik Sekhran, Midori Paxton (UNDP), Andy Thompson (Department of Conservation, New Zealand) and Hon. Uahekua Herunga (Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia) Protected Area Tourism Concessions: A toolkit - designed for practitioners advising governments and protected area authorities – Dina Nicolas (IFC) and Anna Spenceley (TAPAS Group) Special Edition of Koedoe, on Tourism and Protected Areas – Steve McCool and Anna Spenceley (TAPAS Group) Special Edition of PARKS, on Tourism and the Aichi Targets - Glen Hvenegaard and Elizabeth Halpenny (TAPAS Group) Q&A discussion