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United States - Sonoma County’s new approach to the State Parks System

After being run by the government since their creation, facing the threat of being closed down after the Great Recession, Jack London State Historic Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County, California (USA) moved to a community run management model.

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Lincoln brings New Zealand’s national park legacy to China

A major exhibition on the development of New Zealand’s National Parks has just opened in Beijing. Produced by Lincoln University, the exhibition showcases New Zealand’s protected areas and encompasses a range of exhibits...

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Papua New Guinea - Authority Keen to Upgrade Parks

The Conservation and Environment Protection Authority is now keen to upgrade all its national parks and conservations areas, Environment Minister John Pundari said in Parliament.

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Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to release new publication on tourism concessions and partnerships in parks

The tourism sector is recognized as the largest global market-based contributor to the financing of protected area systems in many countries... However, most countries currently underuse tourism as a means to contribute towards the financial sustainability of protected areas. This new publication aims to assist countries in addressing this gap.

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Phillipines - user fee system for Northern Negros National Park

The Northern Negros Natural Park Protected Area Management Board has passed a resolution adopting the user fee system for the Northern Negros National Park and its immediate implementation. As stipulated in the National Integrated Protected Area System Act of 1992, the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was empowered to fix and prescribe the NIPAS fees to be collected from government agencies or any person, firm or corporation deriving benefits from the protected areas.

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Scholarship Opportunity - Inaugural PALRC scholarship now open

The Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) is a tertiary and vocational education and research initiative dedicated to natural and cultural heritage protection, stewardship and conservation management and capacity development for the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions.The Collaboration will benefit professionals and community-based conservation practitioners working on protected areas and other area-based conservation activities.

New publication – the Future has other plans: Planning holistically to conserve natural and cultural heritage

Crisis has enveloped the more than 200,000 nationally and regionally protected natural and cultural heritage sites around the world. Heritage managers – those who manage natural sites such as national parks, wilderness areas, and biosphere reserves, as well as those who manage cultural sites including historic monuments, battlefields, heritage cities, and ancient rock art sites – face an urgent need to confront this crisis, and each day that they don't, more of our planet's common heritage disappears.