Webinar #4 will focus on understanding the resources and international examples provided by the newly released IUCN Best Practice Guidelines, entitled "Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas: Guidelines for Sustainability” (ST-BPG). Accessible via the IUCN Web Portal (portals.iucn.org/library/node/47918), this publication was a global collaboration of 58 contributing authors from 24 countries and territories. It contains a wealth of best-practice examples to help managers achieve sustainable visitation and tourism in protected areas worldwide. SORP has assembled two members of the ST-BPG editorial team to discuss:
1. The development, objectives and target audience of these new IUCN Guidelines
2. The scope and content areas of this publication as related to visitor use management
3. The resources available from the ST-BPG Online Resource Directory and relevant IUCN platforms
4. Selected international examples of visitor use management
• Understand the key challenges and principles of tourism and visitor management in protected areas
• Identify the ST-BPG Online Resource Directory and other IUCN platforms for further exploration
• Gain an international perspective of best-practices for visitor management in protected areas
• Facilitate exchange among the audience on visitor management challenges and related information needs
Yu-Fai Leung, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
North Carolina State University
Glen Hvenegaard, Ph.D.
Environmental Science and Geography
University of Alberta
Debbie Mucha, M.S.
Division of Alberta Environment and Parks, Kananaskis Region, Canada
Ivana Damnjanović, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Vice-Dean for International Cooperation
Faculty of Health, Legal and Business Studies
Singidunum University, Serbia