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Tourism as a nature-based solution, Anna Spenceley


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This presentation was made at a IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group side event at the World Parks Congress, Sydney, on 13 November 2014

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Tourism as a nature-based solution, Anna Spenceley

  1. 1. Tourism as a nature-based solution Facilitator: Dr Anna Spenceley, Chair IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group Thursday 13 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) Knowledge development •Glen Hvenegaard, Ralf Buckley Communities •Susan Snyman (Vice Chair) Capacity Building •Steve McCool Heritage •Robyn Bushell Communications •Ron Mader Membership •Elena Nikolaeva IUCN Secretariat •Giulia Carbone
  4. 4. What we do PARKS The I n t er n ational Jo urnal of        Protected Areas and Co nser vation                                Issue 18.2: December 2012 Developing capacity for a pr otected pl anet Develop knowledge Build capacity Network
  5. 5. New working group on communities Online review and commentWebinars on key themes What we are doing & planning
  6. 6. Membership application: Facebook: Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group/122961127797095 LinkedIn: Slideshare: Wiki: Google+: IUCN Website: apacity2/gpap_wcpacap/gpap_tourism/ Links Twitter: ♯WPCTourism
  7. 7. • Globally distributed best practice examples • Critical success factors ensure that tourism in protected areas is sustainable Tourism as a nature-based solution
  8. 8. 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) – Marcio Favilla L. de Paula (UNWTO) Private sector contributions to conservation in protected areas – Susan Snyman (TAPAS Group, Wilderness Safaris) Tourism as a nature-based solution in Russian protected areas – Elena Nikolaeva (TAPAS Group) Tourism for health – Robyn Bushell (TAPAS Group, University of Western Sydney) The Makuleke’s joint venture partnerships in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area – Lamson Maluleke (Makuleke Community) Tourism’s contribution to resilient ecosystems through the Convention on Biological Diversity – David Steuerman (CBD) Plenary Q&A Tourism and protected area events at the WPC and new publications – Robyn Bushell and Susan Snyman (TAPAS Group) Tourism solutions