• Invitation Letter of 2018 Annual Meeting International Alliance of Protected Areas Changbaishan, Jilin, China

  • Executive Committee & Advisory Committee of International Alliance of Protected Areas

    Executive Committee & Advisory Committee of International Alliance of Protected Areas   Executive Committee Members of IAPA Chair: Dr. YAN Yibin, Secretary General, Changbai Mountain Protection Development Zone Management Committee, Jilin, China Vice Chair: Ms. SHEN Xingna, Director, Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China Vice Chair: WANG Wenhua, Director, Shennongjia National Nature Reserve, Hubei, China Secretary General: Mr. LI Zhihong, Director, Changbai Mountain Nature Conservation Management Center Chief Scientist: Dr. XIE Yan, Associate Research Professor, Institute of Zoology; Co-Chair, Protected Area Working Committeeof ISZS Member: Frederik Venter, Kruger to Canyans Biosphere Reserve, South Africa Member: Tatiana Yashina, Science Director, Katunskiy Biosphere Reserve, Russia Member: Mr. Jiang Shiwei, Director, Wanglang National Nature Reserve, China   Advisory Committee Members of IAPA   Chair: Dr. John MacKinnon, Biodiversity Expert Vice Chair: Dr. Wang Ding, SecretaryGeneral, MAB National Committee of China Member: M Xiwu Zhang, Vice President, China Wildlife Conservation Association Member: Dr. Jeff McNeely, Senior Scientist, IUCN Member: Dale Miquelle, Russian Program Director, Wildlife Conservation Society  

  • 2017/2018 Workplan of International Alliance of Protected Areas

    2017/2018 Workplan of International Alliance of Protected Areas   Plan Relevant By-law code Leader Deadline 1. Based on IUCN-WCPA best practice guidelines and updated practices, prepare simple guidelines on following topics l Wildlife monitoring 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Yan Xie / Dale Miquelle / ISZS PA working group Draft before the end of 2017 l Community sustainable development 3.6 Yan Xie /Jeff McNeely l Nature education 3.5 Xingna Shen / Freek Venter l Practices and revise 3.2~3.6 All Members Final version before 2018 Annual Meeting 2. Promote the partnership among PA members, for example, sister PAs as Changbaishan NR and Alaska Sanctuary or Alin NR, Kruger NP and Tangjiahe NR 3.1 Relevant members Before 2018 Annual Meeting 3. Organize an exchange trip to one IAPA member. IAPA secretariat would inform all IAPA members about the trip so that they can join based on their own costs 3.1 Secretariat and relevant members Before 2018 Annual Meeting 4. Prepare ahead and conduct training on Ecotourism, Ecosystem Restoration and Climate Change during IAPA 2018 Annual Meeting in Changbaishan. 3.1 Yan Xie/ John MacKinnon March 2018 5. Develop framework of the report that PA member should submit and presentations during annual meeting to make sure that the information more valuable 5.3, 7.2 Jeff McNeely July

  • International Alliance of Protected Areas Annual Work Report of 2016/2017

    International Alliance of Protected Areas Annual Work Report of 2016/2017   In accordance with the work plan agreed on during the 2016 General Assembly of IAPA (Appendix 1), IAPA conducted the following activities in the past year:   Establish the Protected Area working committee in Beijing In order to support the IAPA, the International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS) established the Protected Area Working Committee (The List of committee members in appendix 2) to promote communication among PAs, and provide technical support to them. The working committee participated in the 9th International Conference on Integrative Zoology (Qinghai Xining, China) in August 2017 and organized a workshop on wildlife monitoring for improving PA management. During that conference, the working committee discussed with other experts about how ISZS could promote wildlife monitoring among IAPA members.   Establish topicaltask forces Monitoring and Evaluation task force: Zhibin Zhang established the ISZS Protected Area Working Committee, which held a workshop to discuss how to promote wildlife monitoring work among IAPA members (The outcomes from the workshop is in the Appendix 3). It currently promotes cross border wildlife monitoring between China and Mongolia, and it organized the wildlife monitoring workshop of IAPA 2017 Annual Meeting, and prepared IAPA

  • By laws of the International Alliance of Protected Areas (October 2017, Tangjiahe, Sichuan, China)

    By laws of the International Alliance of Protected Areas  (October 2017, Tangjiahe, Sichuan, China)   Article 1. Name “The International Alliance of Protected Areas,” hereafter called “IAPA”, was initiated at the Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve in 2014. Article 2. Purpose The IAPA unites all kinds of protected areas (PA) throughout the world to promote more effective management and conservation. The IAPA promotes coordination, collaboration and cooperation among PAs at national, regional and international levels, by working closely with existing organizations dedicated to effective management of PA. The IAPA strives to attain a rational and ethically balanced relationship between humanity and nature. Article 3. Objectives 3.1. Develop cooperation and communication mechanisms among the world’s PA to share advanced conservation technologies and management experiences in order to improve management effectiveness of PA; 3.2. Promote species surveys and monitoring in member PAs by adopting compatible technologies that allow comparative analyses and facilitate information sharing among members; 3.3. Promote trans-regional conservation of migratory species and monitoring actions jointly taken by member PAs, through formulating conservation strategies and an effective survey and monitoring system. 3.4. Promote monitoring and mitigating the impact of global climate change on biodiversity, via establishment of standardized indicator systems, technologies and databases; and promoting management of PAs designed to adapt to the

  • 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of Protected Areas – Training and experience sharing Third day (23 October) – Nature Education and General Assembly (GA)

    The third day of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA), was held in Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve (NNR), Sichuan Province, China, on the 23rd of October 2017. The speakers included experts and IAPA members from 5 countries (China, Italy, Romania, South Africa, United States). Through 10 speeches on Nature Education, best practices and innovative concepts were shared and case studies were discussed. Frederik Venter, Member of IAPA Steering Committee and General Conservation Manager of Kruger National Park, South Africa Conservationists used to consider tourists as a nuisance for conservation but the talks during the workshop on Nature Education showed that attitudes have evolved and sustainable tourism is now an integral part of PA work. Sustainable nature tourism can be an economic driver, and the example of South Africa (more than 80% of the costs of PA are covered by tourism revenue) shows that it can significantly contribute to PA financing. Nature education is critical in raising support for conservation among the general public and city dwellers. Examples from Kruger National Park (NP), Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve (NNR), Maramures Mountains Nature Park, Wanglang NNR, Nebrodi Natural Regional Park, Niubeiliang NNR, Qiantang River Headwater NP and the US

  • 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of Protected Areas – Training and experience sharing Second day – Sustainable Community Development and Protected Area Management

    The second day of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA), was held in Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve (NNR), Sichuan Province, China, on the 22nd of October 2017. Experts and IAPA members from 9 countries shared best practices and innovative concepts and discussed case studies through 15 speeches, about Sustainable Community Development and Protected Area Management. Some speakers for the last two days   Several messages emerged from the presentations: poverty and activities harmful to biodiversity are linked and protected areas (SA) can seek to reduce anthropogenic threats faced by biodiversity by improving the livelihood of local communities. Options to raise local income include: compensating farmers for wildlife-induced losses, remunerating providers of ecosystem services (e.g. payments for ecosystem services or PES), selling handicrafts or agri-products produced by local communities, developing eco-tourism, etc. It was highlighted that attention should be paid to ensure these development projects truly benefits biodiversity, for instance by shifting social norms and economic incentives in favour of conservation. Mrs. Eba Pauline ATTA, Deputy Director of Control and Planning Division, Ivorian Office of Parks and Reserves, Côte d’Ivoire Examples from development and conservation projects from China, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand

  • 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of Protected Areas – Training and experience sharing

    The 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA), opened Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve (NNR), Sichuan Province, China, on the 21st of October 2017. More than 130 participants from 13 countries attended the meeting. The opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting was hosted by Xingna Shen, director of Tangjiahe NNR, and featured speeches by the head of Qingchuan county, and directors from Sichuan Provincial Forestry Bureau, China Wildlife Protection Association and IAPA. Mr. Xiwu Zhang, Member of IAPA Advisory Committee, Vice-President of China Wildlife Protection Association This first of four days of trainings and experience sharing was dedicated to Wildlife monitoring in protected areas. 15 speakers from 8 countries (China, Indonesia, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Thailand) presented case studies and insights from around the world.   A large range of monitoring methods, from traditional footprint or trail observation, to infra-red camera traps, smart patrols and more modern methods such as DNA analyses, were discussed. Several monitoring case studies dealt with tiger conservation. The other species targeted included Amur leopard, Greater one horned rhinos, Pikas (a small mammal), Pandas and Alligators. This rich day of training was an opportunity for all IAPA’s members

  • Overall Plan on the Development and Management of National Parks

    China released on 29 Sept. 2017 an overall plan on the development and management of national parks, which calls for the strictest measures to protect the country’s natural beauty and pass it on to generations to come.

  • 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