This symposium, co-sponsored by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group), Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Arizona State University (ASU) School of Community Resources and Development, located in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, brought together global experts to address some of these challenges and provide examples of solution-oriented outcomes, in the wake of IUCN’s World Conservation Congress 2021. Recordings from the two events in the ‘Crisis Response and Recovery: Nature-Based Tourism, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods’ virtual event are now freely available online here.
Event 1, Day 1
- Session 1: Biodiversity Conservation Financing through Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism – watch here
- Session 2: Visitors Count: Establishing the Economic Impacts of Tourism in Protected Areas – watch here
- Session 3: Sustainable Livelihoods and Human Health through Tourism – watch here
Entire recording of Event 1: click here
Event 2, Day 2
- Session 4: Visitation and Biodiversity Conservation in Protected Areas in Light of COVID-19 – watch here
- Session 5: The Resurgence of Overtourism in Protected Areas in Crisis Recovery – watch here
- Session 6: Sustainable Tourism Blueprints and Solutions – watch here
Recording of Event 2: click here
Special event book offer!