Wednesday, 25 September 2013

CALL for Case Studies - PAs for DRR and CCA - Asia Parks Congress and World Parks Congress

There is increasing recognition of the role of Protected Areas in reducing risks posed by disasters (DRR) and climate change impacts. However, there is limited literature published to demonstrate this role. This makes it challenging to establish capacity building products, influence policy and advocate for better management of Protected Areas.

IUCN is working with Protected Areas Practitioners globally to:

• develop a compilation of case studies on the positive and negative impacts of Protected Areas for DRR and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). The contributors will work closely with IUCN and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to develop these case studies according to a standardized template.

• The list of contributors and their submission abstracts will be shared at the The 1st Asia Parks Congress ( – to be held in Sendai (Japan) from 13 to 17 November 2013

• IUCN aims to compile the case studies in a publication to be launched at the World Parks Congress 2014 (in Sydney). It will demonstrate evidence and facilitate sharing good practice and learning, as well as influence policy and decision makers

• The case studies will also be used in delivering a proposed technical/capacity building workshop on Protected Areas Management for DRR and CCA at the World Parks Congress. A limited amount of funding will be available for travel support to selected contributors to help deliver the training and participate in the World Parks Congress.

Note that the information you will provide will only be used for publication purposes and dissemination after your approval.

If you are interested in being a contributor and working with IUCN please write to Camille Buyck (
>) by 4th October 2013.

Thank you

Camille Buyck
Programme Support Officer
Global Ecosystem Management Programme
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland