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TAPAS community working group, Sue Snyman


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A presentation made at the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group's Strategy and Networking event at the World Parks Congress, in Sydney 2014.

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TAPAS community working group, Sue Snyman

  1. 1. IUCN WCPA TAPAS Community Working Group Dr. Sue Snyman Wilderness Safaris IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group
  2. 2. Objectives of the Working Group • To connect all TAPAS members working in fields related to benefit-sharing/ community engagement/community development • To promote individual research on benefit-sharing and the socio-economic benefits and costs associated with tourism and protected areas • To promote collaborative research on benefit-sharing mechanisms and best practice • To develop guidelines on benefit-sharing and best practice when engaging local communities in tourism and protected areas
  3. 3. Who should join? • All those interested or working in fields related to benefit-sharing from tourism and PAs • All those interested in local community development and engagement with communities living in or around conservation areas • Researchers and practitioners from all around the world from all sectors, including academia, government, private sector, etc.
  4. 4. How do you join? 1) If not already a TAPAS member, join TAPAS by completing the online application form 2) Send Sue Snyman ( an email requesting to join the Community Working Group, including the following in your email: a) Your full name b) Country where you are based c) Current position d) Experience related to benefit-sharing and/or community development and engagement e) How you would like to contribute to the Community Working Group f) What you hope to get out of being part of the Community Working Group
  5. 5. Thank you for your time Contact Sue Snyman ( for any further information