New TAPAS group publication!

Coordinated by Glen Hvenegaard and Elizabeth Halpenny, comes a special edition of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Parks International Journal (edition 18.2) featuring papers by a number of TAPAS group members.

This issue of PARKS looks at the potential contributions to achieving the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Targets from tourism and visitation. Tourism is highly relevant to biodiversity conservation and protected area management and planning, and in addition to Target 11, can contribute to several other Aichi Targets. Authors in this issue explore how, for example, tourism can help achieve public awareness of biodiversity values and opportunities for conservation, keep impacts within safe ecological limits, increase global coverage of protected areas, and promote fair and equitable sharing of benefits from tourism and biodiversity.

CONTENTS: ISSUE 18.2 DECEMBER 2012
EDITORIAL: Protected Area Tourism and the Aichi Targets
Glen T. Hvenegaard, Elizabeth A. Halpenny and Stephen F. McCool

  • Tourism, conservation and the Aichi targets, Ralf Buckley
  • The impact of land management systems on community attitudes towards tourism and conservation in six  South African countries, Susan Snyman
  • An analysis of livelihood linkages of tourism in Kaziranga National Park, a Natural World Heritage Site in India, Syed Ainul Hussain, Shivani Chandola Barthwal, Ruchi Badola, Syed Mohammad Tufailur Rahman, Archi Rastogi, Chongpi Tuboi and Anil Kumar Bhardwaj
  • Tourism and biodiversity along the Euro-Mediterranean Coast: Prospects for overcoming a deeply rooted conflict, Emma Salizzoni
  • Protected area branding strategies to increase stewardship among park constituencies, Lisa M. King, Stephen F. McCool, Peter Fredman and Elizabeth A. Halpenny
  • Conserving biodiversity through Parks Canada’s volunteer programme, John Waithaka, Mike Wong, Johanne Ranger and Elizabeth A. Halpenny
  • Supporting the CBD Aichi Biodiversity Conservation Targets through park tourism: A case study of Parks Canada’s visitor experience programme , Ed Jager and Elizabeth A. Halpenny
  • Building the capability to manage tourism as support for the Aichi Target, Stephen McCool, Yi-Chung Hsu, Sergio Brant Rocha, Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir, Lloyd Gardner and Wayne Freimund
  • Sustainable tourism capacity building for marine protected areas, Thomas E. Fish and Anne H. Walton
  • Community-based monitoring of tourism resources as a tool for supporting the Convention On Biological Diversity Targets: A preliminary global assessment, Anna Miller, Yu-Fai Leung and Dau-Jye Lu
  • European Charter parks—A growing network for sustainable tourism development in protected areas, Agnese Balandina, Lasse Lovén, Olaf Ostermann and Richard Parington
  • Using tourism to conserve the mist forests and mysterious cultural heritage of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, Jamaica, Susan Otuokon, Shauna-Lee Chai and Marlon Beale

Link to the journal: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/gpap_capacity2/gpap_parks2/?11655/Parks-Magazine-182

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