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PARKS special issue on tourism, Glen Hvenegaard & Elizabeth Halpenny


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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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PARKS special issue on tourism, Glen Hvenegaard & Elizabeth Halpenny

  1. 1. ` Parks Special Issue Glen Hvenegaard and Elizabeth Halpenny University of Alberta, Canada
  2. 2. • Theme: Role of Tourism in Protected Areas to Support the Aichi Biodiversity Targets • Guest editors (supported by S. Stolton and N. Dudley) • 12 papers • Diverse authors
  3. 3. Tourism’s Key Contributions to the Aichi Targets • 1: increase awareness and conservation opportunities • 5: Reduce habitat loss • 8: reduced pollution (sustainable demands) • 11: PA coverage (17% land, 10% marine) • 16: equitable sharing of benefits
  4. 4. Papers address • Aichi Targets – Implications, opportunities, challenges • Audiences – Conservationists, planners, managers, scientists • Issues – Contributions, barriers, management, competencies
  5. 5. Key Themes • Involve local communities and management authorities • Enhance stewardship through more opportunities for engagement • Ensure competencies for managing tourism • Learn practical ideas from case studies
  6. 6. • Available for free • On the flash drive handed out, or • work/programmes/gpap_h ome/gpap_capacity2/gpa p_parks2/