Through the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, we are currently preparing for the WCC, which will take place in Marseilles in June 2020. This is the largest global knowledge marketplace for conservation science, policy and practice.
In addition to proposing a series of events during the WCC Forum, we also want to organize 6-days of events on nature-based tourism and associated conservation and livelihood issues during the Exhibition from 12-17 June. We hope to raise funds to support a dedicated stand during the Exhibition. If we can secure the sponsorship, we will then be able to design a full program of events, presentations and meetings, and these events will officially be part of the WCC agenda.
We have secured verbal support of sponsorship for about half of the cost of the stand so far and are looking for additional partners to cover the remaining gap (of Euro 40,000 in total).
If your institution would be interested in providing financial sponsorship for a proportion of the cost of the stand, please let me know.
Let me know if you would be keen to discuss this opportunity further. You can also find more information on the IUCN Congress website
Dr Anna Spenceley
Chair, IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group
anna (dot) spenceley (at) gmail (dot) com
Please note – this is not a request for presentation topics for the stand – we need to secure the stand first!