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WCC 2016 Res 060 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Tropical Resources Institute (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies)
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Global Sustainable Tourism Council; Asian Ecotourism Network; Global Ecotourism Network; Center for Responsible Travel; University of Florida; Sustainable Travel International; Epler Wood International; and many other IUCN members and non-members were consulted to create this knowledge resource.
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingA range of stakeholders were reached through global research, including stakeholders from North and South America, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, Oceania, and Small Island Developing States. Participants were professionally involved in a variety of aspects of the tourism sector including business, research, government and NGO work, and many had both global and local experience. Most voiced interest in participating in a collaborative effort should one result from this knowledge resource.Completed
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessWe are now in the process of disseminating the findings of the research and are distributing the report to raise awareness about recommendations. On-going
FundraisingDeveloped research plan and funding proposal, and searched/acquired financial support to undertake research related to Resolution 060.Completed
Scientific/technical activitiesWorked with tenured researchers to develop and administer a research survey and interview questions to further assess and communicate what experts in the field believe is needed to improve the outcomes of the ecotourism/nature-tourism sector for people and nature. Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
A technical paper, "Resolution 060: Improving standards in ecotourism. Critical Analysis and Global Insights for IUCN Intervention in the Tourism Sector," was authored by S. Feyers, S. Tolbert, and M. Altmann. This report is attached below. Based on the results of this research, revised recommendations were developed for IUCN to consider in the implementation of the resolution, should the institution agree there is an opportunity and need to be more involved in improving conservation outcomes of the nature-tourism sector.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
OtherAs of January, 2018, no subsequent actions are yet planned for the implementation of the resolution.
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