Implementation of an exchange programme for protected areas in East Asia

This report reviews and summarizes past experience world-wide in protected area-related exchange programmes, and analyzes its relevance to East Asia.

Implementation of an exchange programme for protected areas in east asia Photo: WCPA East Asia

The East Asia Action Plan (IUCN, 1996) recommended exchange programmes as a means of improving protected area management capacity in the East Asia region. The experience of exchange programmmes from around the world shows that they can bring great benefits when executed and managed effectively. A ten-stage planning process that can be adapted for use at the local, national and regional scale and a strategy for introducing protected area exchange programmes into East Asia are recommended

Work area: 
Protected Areas
Location: 
Asia
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