2nd Asia Parks Congress Information

The 2nd Asia Parks Congress is being held to address the increasing pressures on the region’s protected areas. The Congress will address the challenges facing this dynamic region through learning, sharing of experience and close collaboration.

The 1st Asia Parks Congress was held on November 13-17, 2013 at Sendai International Center (Sendai city, Miyagi, Japan).

The upcoming 2nd Asia Parks Congress (2nd APC) will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Tentatively the proposed topics which will be discussed during the Congress are as following;

  • WG1: Ensuring a more Resilient Future: Nature-based Solutions for Health and Wellbeing
  • WG2: Engaging Partners: Governance of Protected and Conserved Areas
  • WG3: Ecological Networks: Connectivity and Transboundary Conservation
  • WG4: Quality Counts: Effective Protected and Conserved Areas
  • WG5: Sustainable Conservation: Economic and Financial Sustainability of Protected and Conserved Areas
  • WG6: Urban Futures: Urban Conservation and a New Generation


Updated on 4th January 2022

2nd APC Call For Proposal Press Release

Sabah Parks is delighted to announce that registration for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress has now been opened at: https://2nd-asia-parks-congress.sabahparks.org.my

The official Call for Proposals has also been opened. Representatives from protected area authorities, other government agencies, NGOs, academia, youth, the private sector, Indigenous peoples and local communities are invited to submit proposals to give presentations, organise side events and/or display posters at the Congress. Proposals should address one of the following themes:

  • Nature-based solutions for health and wellbeing
  • Governance of protected and conserved areas
  • Connectivity and transboundary conservation
  • Effective protected and conserved areas
  • Economic and financial sustainability of protected and conserved areas
  • Urban conservation and a new generation

Proposals can be submitted online at https://form.evenesis.com/callforproposals or by downloading a template from this link and submitting the completed form by email to ird@sabahparks.org.my. The deadline for submissions is 28 January 2022.

For more info, please visit the official website for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress 2022 at this url https://2nd-asia-parks-congress.sabahparks.org.my.