Training on Privately Protected Areas (PPAs)
During the course of the project, several training events were designed and delivered in person at the 2019 Latin American Congress of Protected Areas and during the 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) as well as at the International Land Conservation Network Congress in 2021. An additional online training series was developed and delivered, in advance of the IUCN WCC within the so-called Vital Sites Series. Additionally, a digital learning resource was designed and published on the BfN website.
The materials were developed to increase knowledge and capacities to establish, manage and report PPAs worldwide. Basis for the training materials are the Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas, co-developed during expert meetings at the INA and published by the IUCN WCPA in 2018, to improve the recognition and integrity of PPAs. Best practise case studies from all over the world reveal valuable lessons learned, i.e. how national networks of PPAs develop standards and support PPA managers. The project reached participants from a wide range of backgrounds (government employees, private individuals, NGOs, scientists, etc.) worldwide.