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TAPAS Group overview, Anna Spenceley


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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 Group overview, Anna Spenceley

  1. 1. ` Dr Anna Spenceley, Chair annaspenceley@gmailcom Saturday 15 November 2014
  2. 2. Our vision We envision a future where tourism associated with protected areas has a positive impact on biodiversity, and where tourism is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. What we do - knowledge 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
  5. 5. What we do – build capacity
  6. 6. What we do – network
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Membership profile 18.1% 6.7% 10.6% 2.8% 14.2% 17.7% 29.9% North America Central and South America Europe Africa Asia Australia and New Zealand Undefined 14.7% 12.8% 12.2% 17.8% 3.9% 16.9% 21.7% Government Protected area authority Private sector tourism NGO Academia/research Consultant Student
  9. 9. Membership application: Facebook: Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group/122961127797095 LinkedIn: Slideshare: Wiki: Google+: IUCN Website: apacity2/gpap_wcpacap/gpap_tourism/ Links
  10. 10. Agenda Knowledge development in tourism and protected areas, including the new Best Practice Guidelines – Glen Hvenegaard and Ralf Buckley Capacity building for protected area managers – Steve McCool World Heritage and Healthy People Healthy Parks – Robyn Bushell Communication and social networking for tourism and protected areas – Ron Mader Membership of the TAPAS Group – Elena Nikolaeva Launch of the new Communities working group – Susan Snyman Tourism events at WPC – Robyn Bushell and Susan Snyman Plenary Q&A News from global initiatives on sustainable tourism: Updates from the Convention on Biological Diversity – David Steuerman, UNEP The Global Sustainable Tourism Council – Kelly Bricker (GSTC, TIES, TAPAS Group) Plenary Q&A (10 minutes) TAPAS 10 year strategy: Where we’ve come from, and where we’re going to – Anna Spenceley Plenary brainstorming on priorities for the strategy Wrap up