The Second Round Experience Sharing Meeting for PAs in Trans-Boundary Areas of Three Neighbouring Countries in Altai Sayan Region | WWF
The Second Round Experience Sharing Meeting for PAs in Trans-Boundary Areas of Three Neighbouring Countries in Altai Sayan Region

Posted on 06 June 2019

Main discussing topics of this round meeting included the methods and approaches to draft and appraise implementation of management plan for PAs and define and incorporate the climate change adaptation and mitigation measures into planning within Altai Sayan Region. During the meeting, the participants from the three neighbouring countries shared their knowledge and experiences in Open Standard and Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Area (CAMPA).
Experience sharing is an important event for Protected Areas (PAs) in trans-boundary areas. In this line, the countries Mongolia, China, and Russia, where WWF programmes are implemented, have successfully organized experience sharing meetings for expanding cooperation between trans-boundary PAs and improving capacities of PA Administrations’ specialists and officers within Altai Sayan region. The first round meeting was organized under a topic “Monitoring and Research Methodology on Biodiversity in Saylyugemsky National Park (NP) in Russia on November 15-18, 2018.
The second round event was held in Khustai Range NP in Mongolia on May 15-17, 2019. It was hosted by WWF-Mongolia in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MoET). The participants included MoET experts, representatives from WWF-Mongolia, WWF-Russia, WWF-China, and specialists from each country’s Natural Reserves and National Parks. 
Main discussing topics of this round meeting included the methods and approaches to draft and appraise implementation of management plan for PAs and define and incorporate the climate change adaptation and mitigation measures into planning within Altai Sayan Region. During the meeting, the participants from the three neighbouring countries shared their knowledge and experiences in Open Standard and Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Area (CAMPA). They also consulted about climate change adaptation measures having exchanged their knowledge, information, and experiences with a focus on the most practical actions. The participants were all happy with the event and suggested to annually organize within longer period that enabled the participants to share more details on their joint activities and cooperation between the trans-boundary PAs.  
 
During the meeting, the participants from the three neighbouring countries shared their knowledge and experiences in Open Standard.
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