TAPAS group ppt WCC 2012


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Presentation made by Prof Robyn Bushell on the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas - Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group at the World Conservation Congress

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TAPAS group ppt WCC 2012

  1. 1. Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas IUCN World Commission on Protected AreasTourism & Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS group) Photographs © Anna Spenceley
  2. 2. Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) GroupVision: We envision a future where tourism in protected areas has a positive impact on biodiversity, and where tourism is environmentally, socially and economically sustainableObjectives:• Provide strategic advice on sustainable tourism in protected areas• Strengthen capacity and effectiveness of protected area managers, policy makers and others• Develop and disseminate knowledge on tourism & protected areas• Provide an interactive forum for people working on protected2 areas and tourism
  3. 3. Institutional structure of TAPAS IUCN Program on Protected Areas World Commission on Protected Areas Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group Chair & Executive Full members (WCPA Members) Committee & Associates (not WCPA members) Working Groups Membership Knowledge Linkages and Capacity conferences Development and buildingCommunications Dissemination 3
  4. 4. Membership – July 2012• Membership: 229 members from 69 countries• Full members are WCPA members and associates are not Government, Student, 8.7% 31.4% Consultant, 39.7% Institutional Protected area authority, 27.5% affiliations of members Academia/ Private sector research/ tourism, 27.1% education, 46.7% Non-government organization, 4 39.3%
  5. 5. TAPAS executive committee• Dr Anna Spenceley - Chair• Dr Glen Hvengaard and Professor Ralf Buckley - Knowledge development and dissemination• Professor Steve McCool - Capacity building• Professor Robyn Bushell - Heritage and conferences• Dr Elizabeth Halpenny - Membership• Ron Mader - Communications• Giulia Carbone – IUCN Secretariat focal point 5
  6. 6. Action Plan 2010-14Institutional strengthening of TAPAS• Membership• networking and partnerships• FundraisingDevelop and disseminate knowledge• tourism concessions manual• revise 2002 Best Practice guidelines• materials for PA managers/policy makers• peer reviewed journal special editions• linkages between stakeholder groups (e.g. public and private sector)• evidence-based research (e.g. governance; impacts; ecosystems services; economic valuation of tourism in PAs, visitation data; impact monitoring)• online materials (portals), publications, meetings 6
  7. 7. Action Plan 2010-14Capacity building• identify training needs• develop and implement training programs (PA managers; private sector etc)• develop learning platforms• enhance networks of PA managers/policy makers through TAPASEnhance capacity of WCPA / IUCN in tourism• Provide technical assistance when requested to commissions, SGs, TFs (and visa versa) 7
  8. 8. For more informationOnline membership form: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q69N3PGWebsite:www.iucn.org/about/union/commissions/wcpa/wcpa_what/wcpa_capacity/wcpa_tourismtf/Wiki: planeta.wikispaces.com/TAPASFacebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Tourism-and-Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group/122961127797095 8