• IAPA’s Annual Work Plan for 2016/2017

    Goal of IAPA: The IAPA unites all kinds of protected areas (PA) in the world to promote more effective management and conservation. The IAPA will promote coordination, collaboration and cooperation among PAs at national, regional and international levels, via closely working with existing organizations endeavored to PA conservation. The IAPA will strive to attain a rational and ethically balanced relationship between humanity and nature. Establish the IAPA working committee in Beijing Working with the International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS), establish the IAPA working committee in Beijing, to promote communication among PAs, and providing technical support to them. Enhance the cooperation with international conventions and organizations. Communicate with international conventions like Convention on Biological Diversity and Ramsar Convention, in order to integrate IAPA‘s works with other relevant PA projects. IAPA members will be encouraged to develop biodiversity conservation plans and conduct education on these convention. Sign an agreement before the end of Dec. 2016 with IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), develop training plan during March~May 2017, conduct training during the time of GA in October 2017; develop a systematic training plan for member PAs including online training. Establish and develop electronic communication platform Gather member profiles and put

  • Work Report of the IAPA 2015/2016

    The completion of relevant registration processes. The preparation and establishment of the International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA) has been hugely supported by the State Forestry Bureau, Chinese Academy of Sciences, conservation organization both domestic and overseas. Especially via guidance and support from the International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS), IAPA is now affiliated with ISZS and has become legally establishing in China. This ensures activities held by the Secretariat in order to promote international communication. ISZS has also established the Protected Area Working Group to help IAPA on membership development, assist its forum and General Assembly, organize theme reports and communication, develop and maintain a website and data management system, edit and distribute Newsletter (twice a year), promote IAPA, and carry out relevant research cooperation and training. The growth of IAPA regarding both scale and influence. Since the beginning of the IAPA, 45 PAs have registered as members, including 34 PAs in China and 11 from other countries. Ten international conservation organizations have registered as observers. Among these, 8 members and 5 observers joined after the General Assembly (GA) at Shennongjia National Nature Reserve. Implementation of workplan 2015/2016 set during the last GA. During the past year, through common

  • Welcome to Changbai Mountain International Eco-Forum 2016 & General Assembly of IAPA 2016

    Welcome to Changbai Mountain International Eco-Forum 2016 & General Assembly of International Alliance of Protected Areas 2016 Autumn wind is breezing gently. Forests have turned into brilliant colors of yellow and red. Distinguished guests and friends from both domestic and overseas gather at the foot of Changbai Mountain to attend the grand Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum (CMIEF) 2016 and the General Assembly of the International Alliance of Protected Areas 2016. Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum is co-sponsored by Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, State Forestry Bureau, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China MAB Committee and the People’s Government of Jilin Province. The CMIEF is organized by Changbai Mountain Administration Committee. It is the only international conference featured ecological civilization in northeastern China. In accordance with the ecological civilization concept of “Respect Nature, Conform to Nature and Protect Nature” and the call of “Start a New Era of Ecological Civilization and Construct a Beautiful China” raised during the 18th CPC National Congress. The forum is based in Northeastern Asia and open to the whole world, determining to improve the international stature and influences of China in natural conservation area. Further strengthening