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TAPAS group overview

  1. 1. Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas IUCN World Commission on Protected AreasTourism & Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS group) Photographs © Anna Spenceley
  2. 2. Presentation outlineA. Tourism and protected areasB. IUCN and TourismC. IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group 2
  3. 3. A. Sustainable tourism and protected areas A protected area is a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values 3www.unep-wcmc.org © Conservation International
  4. 4. A. Sustainable tourism and protected areas 7 IUCN PA categories: Ia: Strict nature reserve Ib: Wilderness area II: National Park III: Natural monument IV: Habitat/species management area V: Protected landscape/Seascape VI: Managed resource protected areawww.unep-wcmc.org/protected_areas/ 4categories/index.html © Conservation International © Conservation International
  5. 5. A. Sustainable tourism and protected areas• Economic: viable business, $ for conservation, value chains Economic linkages, poverty reduction• Environment: biodiversity, resource use (energy, water), waste, infrastructure footprint, behaviour changes wildlife• Social: inhabitants/local Environment Social communities, linkages, culture, education, public support, tourists Convention on Biological Diversity, CoP, Nagoya, Japan - www.cbd.int • Target increase terrestrial PAs to 17% & marine PAs to 10% by 2020 5
  6. 6. A. Sustainable tourism and protected areas• Types of tourism in protected areas include: – Terrestrial: photographic, hunting, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, veterinary, cultural sites/activities – Marine: Fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing 6
  7. 7. B. IUCN and tourism• IUCN is a democratic union with + 1,000 member organizationsStrategy on tourism: “For the tourism sector to recognize the value of the planet’s natural assets and internalize this value into their products”Five strategic directions:1. Provide a platform for innovative thinking2. Develop and promote the wide application of standards & guidance3. Promote a landscape level approach to sustainable tourism4. Support existing conservation-based enterprises: livelihoods, biodiversity5. Establish strategic partnerships with high-level organizations 7
  8. 8. C. Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) GroupObjectives:• 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 and protected areas• Provide an interactive forum for people working on protected areas and tourism 8
  9. 9. C. Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group IUCN Program on Protected Areas World Commission on Protected Areas Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group Chair & Executive Full members (WCPA Members) Committee & Associates Working Groups Membership Knowledge Linkages and Capacity conferences Development and buildingCommunications Dissemination 9
  10. 10. C. Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) GroupExecutive Committee:• Dr Anna Spenceley - Chair• Dr Glen Hvengaard and Professor Ralf Buckley - Knowledge development and dissemination• Professor Steve McCool - Capacity building• Dr Elizabeth Halpenny - Membership• Professor Paul Eagles - Communications• Professor Robyn Bushell - Linkages and conferences 10
  11. 11. For more informationOnline membership form:www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q69N3PGGeneral TAPAS group information:www.iucn.org/about/union/commissions/wcpa/wcpa_what/wcpa_capacity/wcpa_tourismtf/ 11

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