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Asia Protected Planet Report 2014
The global Protected Planet Report assesses the world’s progress towards meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, one of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, which specifically addresses protected areas.
The Asia Protected Planet Report 2014 is the first report, modeled after the Protected Planet Report, to produce this type of analysis at a regional level. This report examines protected areas in the Asia Region in relation to progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. It provides an in-depth look at the status of protected areas in 24 countries considered to make up the region of Asia.
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World Database on Protected Areas
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is a joint project of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is a comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. ProtectedPlanet.net is the online interface for the WDPA.
Asian Philosophy of Protected Areas
4th APAP Technical Workshop
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APAP Masterclass on the prevention and mitigation of human-elephant conflict
A global register of competencies for protected area practitioners
As the global coverage of protected areas increases, it is becoming more important to ensure that today's managers have the necessary qualifications and skills to effectively manage protected areas. This publication defines all the possible skills, knowledge and personal qualities required by people working in protected areas around the world. It is an ideal reference and starting point for managers and human resource professionals to plan and manage staffing of protected areas, for educators to identify and meet capacity needs, and for individuals to assess and develop their own skills.
With the support of the Korean National Parks Service through the Asia Protected Areas Partnership, the "A global register of competencies for protected area practitioners" was translated into Nepali and Myanmar language.
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Tourism and visitor management in protected areas
IUCN WCPA Best Practice Guidelines on Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas introduce ten principles of tourism and visitor management and provide case studies to demonstrate the ways in which sustainable tourism is being implemented in different countries.
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With the support of the Korean National Parks Service through the Asia Protected Areas Partnership, the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Guidelines on Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas was translated into Mongolian.
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