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Tourism in TFCAs and Guidelines, Anna Spenceley

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A presentation given at a World Parks Congress on 14 November 2014 during a session on Tourism in Transfrontier Conservation Areas: A vehicle for development and sustainable life.

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Tourism in TFCAs and Guidelines, Anna Spenceley

  1. 1. Tourism in Transfrontier Conservation Areas: a vehicle for development and sustainable life Facilitator: Dr Anna Spenceley, Chair IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group annaspenceley@gmail.com Friday 14 November 2014
  2. 2. 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 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. 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
  4. 4. What we do 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 Develop knowledge Build capacity Network
  5. 5. Online What we doing more of review and Webinars on key themes comment New working group on communities
  6. 6. Membership application: http://tinyurl.com/tapasmembership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tourism-and- Protected-Areas-Specialist-Group/122961127797095 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4735342 Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/tapasgroup Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/tapas Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117973343043881234019/posts IUCN Website: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/gpap_c apacity2/gpap_wcpacap/gpap_tourism/ Links
  7. 7. Tourism in TFCAs • Examples and challenges of transboundary events • Tourism facilities in TFCAs • Guidelines for concessions in TFCAs
  8. 8. 1 1 Guidelines on Concessioning & Sustainable Tourism Investment in TFCAs in SADC TECHNICAL WORKSHOP ON CONCESSIONING TECHNICAL WORKSHOP ON CONCESSIONING AND INVESTMENT IN TFCAs IN SADC THE PROCESS OF PACKAGING PROJECTS A PROFESSIONAL TEAM DELIVERING CREATIVE PROJECT SOLUTIONS A PROFESSIONAL TEAM DELIVERING CREATIVE PROJECT SOLUTIONS Presented by: Michael Wright Consulting Engineers Project Managers Environmental Consultants Town and Regional Planners Insert Insert client client 11 AND INVESTMENT IN TFCAs IN SADC THE PROCESS OF PACKAGING PROJECTS Presented by: Michael Wright Consulting Engineers Project Managers Environmental Consultants Town and Regional Planners TFCAs: The Process of Packaging Projects E: michaelw@sivest.co.za T: +27 31 581 1573 C: +27 83 670 1436 W: www.sivest.co.za E: michaelw@sivest.co.za T: +27 31 581 1573 C: +27 83 670 1436 W: www.sivest.co.za
  9. 9. Guidelines Scoping Situational analysis Conference Process
  10. 10. Guidelines Scoping Situational analysis Conference
  11. 11. Practical process - support decisions Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
  12. 12. Examples of good practice & tips Planning & development issues: Damaralland IInsttiittuttiionall Arrangementts Torra Conservancy Lessor / partner 10% revenue. £300 p/a rent 15-yr BOT arrangement Damaraland Camp Wilderness Safaris Lessee, Developer and Operator • Damaraland is a partnership with Wilderness Safaris) • WS and INDRC and organised rental/• 15 year agreement conservancy for hunting concession • 10% of the net accommodation guest's stay are community • For the last 5 years have transferred the conservancy turnover by 20% • By year 15 conservancy manage the lodge, market it. • Books presented • Joint management community to discuss wider area State Land owner Permission to Occupy Align conservation & investment goals
  13. 13. Clear Simple Short
  14. 14. Guidelines Scoping Situational analysis Conference
  15. 15. Policies, strategies, legislation Namibia: - Concession policy - Draft Parks and Wildlife management Bill - Tourism policy Malawi: - PPP Policy framework - National Tourism Policy South Africa: - Public Finance Management Act – Treasury regulation 16 - Municipal Finance Management Act SADC: Protocol on the Development of Tourism; Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement
  16. 16. Concession models Management • Awelani, South Africa • Witsieshoek, Maloti- Drakensberg TFCA Lease • Singita Lebombo, GLTFCA • Chemucane, Lubombo TFCA Concession / PPP (BOT, ROT) Best Practice: Use of the type that is most appropriate to the level of investment and product type
  17. 17. Concession processes • Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe Competitive bid (Tender) Unsolicited • Angola, Mozambique • Mozambique, Namibia Direct award (communities) Best Practice: Competitive bidding -Most competitive and transparent.
  18. 18. Guidelines Scoping Situational analysis Conference
  19. 19. Tourism and TFCAs in SADC Tour de Tuli – transboundary mountainbike event between Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, in the Greater Mapungubwe TFCA – Susan Snyman (TAPAS Group, Wilderness Safaris) Desert Knights – transboundary a canoe and mountain bike event between South Africa and Namibia in the Ais Ais TFCA – Roland Vorwerk (Boundless Southern Africa) Tour de Pafuri and tour de Shangaan – a transboundary cultural event in the Great Limpopo TFCA – Lamson Makuleke (SANParks) and Piet Theron (Great Limpopo TFCA) Tourism facilities in TFCAs – Roland Vorwerk Guidelines for Transfrontier Conservation Areas in SADC – Bartolomeu Soto (ANAC) and Martin Leineweber (GIZ) Plenary discussion on transboundary tourism: Challenges and solutions )

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