Conserving biodiversity education, protection and restoration: How the Sister parks model works

As Sister Parks, Jeju Volcanic Island & Lava Tubes, Republic of Korea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, U.S.A., share common management priorities aimed at preserving and restoring biodiversity, ecosystems and habitat for native & endemic species, perpetuating sacred cultural landscapes & indigenous cultures, & in partnering with neighboring communities and other stakeholders in developing sustainable tourism products & services to support local economies and promoting stewardship. Both are World Heritage Sites which face common challenges. These include climate change, eradication of invasive species & ecosystem restoration. Education & outreach are critical to informing preservation & conservation efforts. Sister parks provide excellent environments for biological research, ecosystem restoration, inventory & monitoring programs, & education and interpretation. Both sites are popular international destinations & strong contributors to their respective local economies. Sister Parks have the potential to exchange managerial, technical & professional knowledge. They share research & information, data, technology, training & experience to enrich the experience & training of personnel to implement long term international cooperation. Sister park relationships have brought us together in unique ways that benefit us all —economically, socially & politically. As strong international destinations we share the common challenges of preserving biodiversity & maintaining ecosystems while preserving sacred, cultural landscapes. Working together with partners, stakeholders, & communities, Sister Parks can serve as a catalyst to build bridges through exchanges that develop global employees with greater understanding and awareness of international affairs in the preservation of biodiversity in World Heritage Sites. The international cadre of Sister Parks can better promote the values of conserving nature in their backyard communities to their constituency.

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