IUCN Asia’s Regional Protected Areas Programme aims to strengthen capacity for protected area establishment and management across the Asia region. The approach is to generate, integrate, and disseminate knowledge on the most appropriate responses to emerging protected area issues in Asia, build capacity among individuals and institutions to plan and manage protected areas most effectively in collaboration with all major stakeholders, and to improve laws, policies and institutions for the conservation and sustainable and equitable use of protected area resources.

We strive to:

  • Create balanced, representative and viable protected areas systems that underpin sustainable development strategies
  • Position protected areas as valued national assets that provide a range of benefits to local people
  • Share innovation and learning from within Asia and outside to build better protected area systems
  • Bring together government, society and business to find solutions to improved protected area effectiveness
  • Promote standards that countries will aspire to for good protected area practice

Means working with the world’s most respected network of protected expertise. We work closely with the World Commission on Protected Areas, UNESCO and many other partners in diverse social, economic and ecological settings. Recently we have worked in Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam, Laos and Indonesia, emphasizing IUCN’s strengths in World Heritage, management effectiveness evaluation, protected area management categories, best practice guidelines and landscape connectivity.

Scott Perkin, Ph.D.
Head, Natural Resources Group, Asia
IUCN Asia Regional Office
63 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Sukhumvit Rd.,
Klongtonnua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110 THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 2 6624029 Ext. 152
Fax: (+66) 2 6624388
Email: scott.perkin@iucn.org