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Integrating sustainability, Sue Snyman

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Presentation made at the CBD/IUCN TAPAS Group meeting on "Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas: Cooperating for success" meeting in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Integrating sustainability, Sue Snyman

  1. 1. Integrating Sustainability 1 June 2017 Time Block 9 Facilitator: Dr Sue Snyman
  2. 2. Quadruple bottom line •  Economic: Ensure viable, long-term, profitable operations •  Environmental •  Socio-cultural •  Socio-economic Promote positive and mitigate negative impacts
  3. 3. Establishing metrics
  4. 4. •  Holistic approach •  Engages all stakeholders •  Makes good business sense •  Increases efficiency and, over time, profits •  Find areas for improvement •  Responsible tourism •  Balanced business •  Improves reporting •  Information readily available Why measure the quadruple bottom line?
  5. 5. Integrated reporting ü Holistic approach ü Financial + sustainability reporting ü Accountability ü Transparency ü Monitoring and evaluation ü Stipulate reporting requirements in contract
  6. 6. Components that lead to success
  7. 7. Enabling factors
  8. 8. Ensuring sustainability at all stages ü Ensuring sustainability in the scoping, design, feasibility and procurement phases ü Ensuring sustainability in the contract management phase
  9. 9. Decommissioning camps Photos courtesy Wilderness Safaris: Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
  10. 10. Community: Understanding and engaging stakeholders
  11. 11. Community: Benefit-sharing plans
  12. 12. Cultural Tourism •  Integrating culture •  Commodification •  Mutual respect •  Managing expectations •  Respecting cultural heritage, access and resources
  13. 13. Conservation •  Financially influencing conserva?on •  Endangered species protec?on •  An?-poaching •  Reintroduc?on of species •  Research and monitoring •  Understanding biodiversity footprint
  14. 14. Sustainability criteria & standards ü  Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) ü  International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) ü  United Nations Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
  15. 15. Questions to consider in order promote sustainable tourism (1) •  What are the unique selling points (USPs) of the destination and what are the best ways to market them? e.g exclusive use of concession; culture, etc. (ECONOMIC) •  What are the desired social, e c o n o m i c , c u l t u r a l a n d environmental outcomes of the tourism development in your destination? (SUSTAINABILITY) •  What tourism, environmental and other relevant regulations & laws e x i s t ? L a n d t e n u r e i s s u e s (ECONOMIC)
  16. 16. Questions to consider in order promote sustainable tourism (2) • How will these rules and regulations impact on sustainable tourism development in the destination? (ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL) •  What mechanisms are in place to encourage private sector investment in the destination? (ECONOMIC) • What competition is in the area? (ECONOMIC & SOCIAL) • What are the long-term goals of tourism development (i.e. job creation, increased incomes, preservation of culture, sustainability, etc.) in the destination? (SUSTAINABILITY)
  17. 17. •  What competitive advantage is the destination trying to achieve and how will this be maintained over time? (SUSTAINABILITY) •  Community issues, e.g. land tenure, cohesiveness, etc. (SOCIAL) •  Stakeholders in the area (SUSTAINABILITY) •  Accessibility and seasonality (SUSTAINABILITY) Questions to consider in order promote sustainable tourism (3)
  18. 18. DISCUSSION GROUPS What are the main sustainability issues in your protected area? What plans are currently in place to manage/ monitor these? What plans do you have for integrating and monitoring sustainability going forward?