APAP to hold technical event on human-wildlife conflict
6 October 2017: From 5-8 November, the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) will be hosting a technical workshop on human-wildlife conflict (HWC). This is the third technical workshop that APAP has hosted since its inception in 2013. The learning event will take place in Bhutan, a country that has already developed a National Strategy on Human-Wildlife Conflict, and participants will include representatives from APAP member organisations..
Asia Protected Areas Partnership Poised to Enter New Phase
18 September 2017: Regional collaboration on protected areas in Asia continued to gather momentum on a number of fronts, with the announcement of several new developments at the 3rd Steering Committee meeting for the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, on 2 and 3 August 2017.
Invitation to Propose Sites: Conservation Finance Incubator
9 June 2017: IUCN is seeking to partner with protected and conserved areas to seek and learn ways to improve conservation financing. We are looking for partner sites that already participate in the IUCN Green List, or otherwise demonstrate a strong commitment to effective and equitable management and conservation.
Second APAP workshop: Collaborative management of protected areas emphasised
4 April 2017: The importance of collaborative protected area management through active stakeholder engagement took centre stage at the second Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) workshop held in Hakone, Japan from 13-15 February 2017.
Asia Protected Areas Partnership features on the global stage at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
1 November 2016: The unique role of protected area partnerships - including APAP - was highlighted at a well-attended event organised as part of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i. The workshop on The Benefits of Protected Area Partnerships: Fostering Innovative Solutions for a Planet at the Crossroads drew an active group of some 70 participants.
Asia Protected Areas Partnership continues to gain momentum
6 October 2016: APAP is making significant headway for protected areas with the adoption of the APAP constitution, alongside several other developments including the finalisation of its logo and welcoming of its newest members, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in India, and the Forest Department of the Ministry of Mahaweli Environment and Development, Sri Lanka.
Q & A: Expert tips on protected area management, and a shout out to rangers
22 July 2016: At a recent APAP Steering Committee meeting, IUCN Asia had the opportunity to speak to Ignace Schopps, President of the EUROPARC Federation, the largest network on natural heritage in Europe, during which he shared EUROPARC's achievements and what APAP can do to achieve similar success.
Asia Protected Areas Partnership gathers pace as Steering Committee meets in Bangkok
22 July 2016: APAP's annual Steering Committee meeting was held in Bangkok from 14-15 July. The event was attended by representatives from APAP member countries and several international organizations, with the aim of assessing the Partnership's achievements and discussing the way forward.
Two new members join the Asia Protected Areas Partnership
26 October 2015: APAP has continued to gather momentum in recent months with the addition of two new members, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
Collaborating on protected area management
20 September 2015: APAP is featured in a side event at IUCN's 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum to promote APAP to IUCN Members and to gain feedback on its future activities.
New report and partnership highlight need for action on Asia's Protected Areas
18 November 2014: Asia's protected areas were in the spotlight today at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, with the release of the first-ever Asia Protected Planet report.
Asian leaders and IUCN establish new partnership for protected areas
28 April 2014: Senior government officials from 12 Asian countries and IUCN agree to establish a new transboundary Asian partnership on protected areas, following a meeting in Bangkok last week.
Protected areas in Asia critical to health of society and economy
25 April 2014: Senior government officials from 12 Asian countries have concluded a meeting in Bangkok today to explore the establishment of a new transboundary Asian partnership on protected areas.