The 2nd Asia Parks Congress is a gathering of Asia's protected areas practitioners and other interested stakeholders. The Congress will bring together leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia from Asia and around the world. The conference's theme will be "Parks for Nature and People," emphasizing the relationship between nature and society. This follows on the success of the first Asia Parks Congress held in Sendai, Japan in 2013. The 2nd Asia Parks Congress aims to bring together protected area practitioners and the broader community to share experiences, learn from one another, and respond to the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. The Congress will also address the growing pressures on the region's protected areas.
The Congress will include plenary sessions, working group discussions, side events, and an exciting range of field trips.