APAP was established to facilitate improved conservation outcomes for protected areas in Asia, in accordance with the Sendai Charter and in support of national and regional efforts to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity.
APAP aims to fulfil this purpose by:
- Promoting best practices and innovative solutions to the challenges facing the region's protected areas, through knowledge sharing and capacity building;
- Strengthening transboundary and regional cooperation; and
- Raising awareness of the multiple benefits of Asia’s protected areas, both within and outside the region.
See APAP's partnership document, an operational framework that guides the future activities and growth of APAP.