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Welcome Visitors: Critical success factors, Anna Spenceley


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A presentation mad during a World Parks Congress event "Welcome Visitors: Making Tourism Work for Protected Areas and Sustainable Development: Part 1 – Critical Success Factors" that took place on 17 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Supported by the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group and UNDP

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Welcome Visitors: Critical success factors, Anna Spenceley

  1. 1. Welcome visitors! Making tourism work for protected areas & sustainable development Part 1: Critical Success Factors Facilitator: Dr Anna Spenceley, Chair IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group Monday 17 November 2014
  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. 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. What we doing & planning Online review and Webinars on key themes comment New working group on communities
  6. 6. Membership application: Facebook: Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group/122961127797095 LinkedIn: Slideshare: Wiki: Google+: IUCN Website: apacity2/gpap_wcpacap/gpap_tourism/ Links
  7. 7. Critical success factors • Best practice case studies • Critical success factors of sustainable tourism in PAs ensure that tourism to protected areas does not erode the resource base upon which it depends
  8. 8. Critical success factors Tourism on the Fast Track: Challenges for Sustainability and Development in the World Natural Heritage Site Phong Nha - Ke Bang, Central Vietnam - Anna Huebner Case Evidence from the Field: Protected Areas and Sustainable Tourism - Ross Sinclair Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism - Luca Santarossa Understanding how visitation to protected areas can contribute to addressing development challenges: A case for incorporating visitor spending effects into development trade-off decisions - Liisa Kajala The Contribution Of 'Eco-resorts' To Regional Conservation Objectives – Mark Borg Estrategia Comunitaria de Turismo de Naturaleza en el Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza - Mateo Barco Largo The international standardization process: Tourist services provided by natural protected areas - Clelia Lopez Plenary discussion, including Q&A