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WHAT: Conference on Ecotourism in Protected Areas by ICIMOD
Conference Summary: Ecotourism Policy & Management
Organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the focus of the conference is on successful planning and management approaches for ecotourism in and around protected areas to strengthen livelihoods and conservation and contribute to adaptation.
The conference aims to share and build new knowledge of ecotourism policy and practice to progress ecotourism in protected areas; to bring forward realistic solutions to advance ecotourism management practice in a platform for peer learning; and to develop global partnerships and regional (local) networks for bringing positive change and sustainability in the ecotourism sector. The event is endorsed by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
About the Organizer: ICIMOD
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.
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