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April 2-7, 2017
The 2017 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

May 15-19, 2017
7th Annual Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 2017). Belize City, Belize.

June 6-16, 2017
Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management. Røros, Norway.

del 3 al 7 de julio de 2017
X Congreso de Áreas Protegidas. Habana, Cuba.

5 de julio al 5 de agosto de 2017
Curso de Manejo de Areas Protegidas. Colorado, USA.

September 4-8, 2017
4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress. Chile.

September 7-23, 2017
Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas. Colorado, USA.

November 16-19, 2017
3rd Caribbean Conference of National Trusts and Preservation Societies. Willemstad, Curacao.

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The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA) recently announced its new Facebook page. The purpose of the page is to “expand conversations about a future when tourism in protected areas is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable”. Visit the TAPAS Facebook Page.

The Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative established a Protected Areas Conservation Action Team in January 2015. The team was established “To provide information and guidance in support of the establishment and management of comprehensive protected areas systems in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico“.

Find out more about the work and publications of the Protected Areas Conservation Action Team.


CaMPAM Coordinators receive Fred Packard Award

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 11:09 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

The Fred Packard Award for outstanding service to protected areas was awarded to Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri and Dr. Georgina Bustamante on September 3, 2016 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The award was in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Managers (CaMPAM) Network.

The award is presented every four years by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme, usually at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.

Ms. Vanzella-Khouri is the Programme Officer for the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Programme within the Caribbean Environment Programme, which is coordinated by the Regional Coordination Unit of UNEP, based in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Bustamante is the Coordinator of the CaMPAM Network.

campam-award-recipients-at-iucn-wcc-2016From left to right: Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, Dr. Georgina Bustamante, Dr. Kathy Mackinnon (Chair, WCPA), and Mr. Trevor Sandwith (Director, IUCN GPAP).

Read more about all the 2016 merit awards presented by IUCN WCPA.

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