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Just launched: the Sustainable Tourism in Protected and Conserved Areas Solutions in Focus Publication!

Posted Monday 12 December 2022
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The new Solutions in Focus publication on Sustainable Tourism in Protected and Conserved Areas has been just launched at CBD COP 15. The new publication features 22 solutions from 17 different countries addressing rapid responses to loss of revenue due to the pandemic, sustainable tourism models and tourism as a component of a wider approach. 

Featuring solutions on a wide range of topics, from community stewardship, to cash-for-work mechanisms and One Health approaches to wildlife tourism, this publication is released under the project ‘Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas in a Post-COVID World’. Working with local and Indigenous Peoples in and around protected and conserved areas (PCAs), the project aims to develop a more crisis resilient and sustainable tourism landscape and in the spirit of “building back better” and improving the ecological and social aspects of tourism in those areas.  

Implemented by IUCN with support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through their COVID-19 Response Measures for Tourism programme. In this project, we in developing community-based sustainable tourism plans and activities that puts people and nature at the forefront. It also supports Protected Area managers in implementing the global IUCN Green List standard criteria for fair and effective tourism and visitation management. 

The measures are closely tailored to the needs of the local people and for this project IUCN has partnered with Planeterra Foundation who will provide training and support to community members in and around Protected Areas and World Heritage sites in Peru and Viet Nam. 

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