PARKS Journal 18.2
13 December 2012 | Downloads – publication
December 2012 Protected Areas, Tourism and the Aichi Targets
In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity developed a new strategic plan to enhance international efforts at stopping degradation and promoting sustainable use of the world’s biological heritage. These twenty ‘Aichi Targets’ on biodiversity have been set for attainment by 2020.
Domestic and international tourism and visitation to protected areas is significant, growing, and can generate both positive and negative impacts for biodiversity in reaching the Aichi Targets, especially Target 11, which focuses on protected areas . This issue of PARKS looks at the potential contributions to achieving the Aichi Targets from tourism and visitation. Tourism is highly relevant to biodiversity conservation and protected area management and planning, and in addition to Target 11, can contribute to several other Aichi Targets. Authors in this issue explore how, for example, tourism can help achieve public awareness of biodiversity values and opportunities for conservation, keep impacts within safe ecological limits, increase global coverage of protected areas, and promote fair and equitable sharing of benefits from tourism and biodiversity.
Glen T. Hvenegaard, Elizabeth Halpenny, Stephen McCool
Syed Ainul Hussain, Shivani Chandola Barthwal, Ruchi Badola, Syed Mohammad Tufailur Rahman, Archi Rastogi, Chongpi Tuboi and Anil Kumar Bhardwaj
Lisa King, Stephen McCool, Peter Fredman, Elizabeth Halpenny
John Waithaka, Mike Wong, Johanne Ranger, Elizabeth Halpenny
Ed Jager, Elizabeth Halpenny
Stephen McCool, Yi-Chung Hsu, Sergio Brant Rocha, Anna Dóra, Lloyd Gardner, Wayne Freimund
Thomas Fish, Anne Walton
Anna Miller, Yu-Fai Leung, Dau-Jye Lu
Agnese Balandina, Lasse Lovén, Olaf Ostermann, Richard Partington
Mountains National Park, JamaicaSusan Otuokon, Shauna-Lee Chai, Marlon Beale