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The Threshold of Sustainability for Tourism in Protected Areas: a Quick Guide for Protected Area Managers in English, French, and Spanish

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Contributors: Andrew Drumm, Stephen McCool, James Rieger
© 2012 ConserveOnline
This Quick Guide, now available in English, French, and Spanish in the style of the series under the Programme of Work on Protected Areas of the Convention on Biological Diversity, introduces a tourism management framework called the “threshold of sustainability.” It is designed to enable managers to take rapid action to mitigate the most critical threats related to tourism, while beginning to lay a solid financial foundation for tourism within protected areas.

This Quick Guide, now available in English, French, and Spanish in the style of the series under the Programme of Work on Protected Areas of the Convention on Biological Diversity, introduces a tourism management framework called the “threshold of sustainability.” It is designed to enable managers to take rapid action to mitigate the most critical threats related to tourism, while beginning to lay a solid financial foundation for tourism within protected areas. By improving tourism management, protected area planners will simultaneously achieve many of the actions included in the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Programme of Work on Protected Areas, including preventing and mitigating protected area threats, using protected area benefits to reduce poverty, developing sustainable finance mechanisms, strengthening management capacity, and improving overall management effectiveness.

For more information please contact:

Jim Rieger, Ph.D.
Director of Climate Adaptation, Latin America Region
Senior Program Advisor, Caribbean Program
The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive

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Michael E. Colby, Ph.D.
Natural Resources Economics & Enterprise Advisor
USAID/ EGAT/ Office of Natural Resources Management
mcolby@usaid.gov

 

 

 
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