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Preliminary Asia Park Congress

October 25, 2011

To investigate possibilities for developing partnership for protected areas within Asia which share common cultural and environmental attributes in order to expand protected areas and to enhance their management capabilities, this Congress will be held between the 3rd and 7th of November, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The Congress is co-hosted by the MOE, the World Commission on Protected Areas -Japan (WCPA-J), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and so on. Participants will: 1) share information on cooperation in Protected Areas, including international cooperation, cooperation with local residents, NGOs, private companies, and ecotourism organizations, etc ; 2) discuss possible activities to meet the Aichi Targets and to implement PoWPA ; 3) investigate possibilities for partnerships between Protected Areas within the Asian region ; and 4) prepare for the Asia Park Congress, which will be held in 2013 in order to enhance information sharing and interaction among Asian countries.

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