The BPG Initiative – Advancing Protected Area Tourism
10YFP STP Portfolio: the BPG Initiative – Advancing Protected Area Tourism
The TAPAS Group, one of several voluntary groups convened under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on
Protected Areas (WCPA), is a network committed to promoting sustainable tourism in protected areas.
Envisioning a future wherein tourism in protected areas is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, its mission is to provide a forum where people can collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, disseminate knowledge, and enhance learning in order to enable the planning, development and management of sustainable tourism in protected areas. At the close of 2015, the TAPAS Group had over 350 members
working in governmental agencies, protected area authorities, academia, the private sector, NGOs and consultancies worldwide.