The Panorama - Inspiring Protected Area Solutions

With support from the Global Environment Facility and with partners such as Blue Solutions, WCPA, Coalition Wild, RARE and UNDP, a platform for sharing and exchanging inspiring solutions was established on 9 November and will continue to be populated with examples from the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 and the many organisations and individuals involved. It can be found here.

The Panorama is an effort to collate protected area case studies that showcase how protected areas provide solutions to some of the world’s challenges. The Panorama allows practitioners to share their stories and to learn about how others have tackled problems related to protected areas across the globe. The goal is to transform the way that we view solutions: not as fixed, context-specific proof-points, but instead as successes that can be leveraged to inspire and catalyse progress that transcends geography, issue, and scale.

In this pilot phase of the Panorama, we are working with a discrete set of partners and related initiatives to trial the process and format for assembling and documenting protected area solutions. The case studies are documented using a standard format that identifies the key success factors, and will be published on the platform. The initial portfolio of solution case studies was launched at the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), together with the first prototype of an online Panorama platform

Visit the Panorama website to explore solutions, and submit your own!

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