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Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods Task Force of the World Commission on Protected Areas,and the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy Workplan for Asia Region. Developed at a workshop held at RECOFTC in Bangkok, Thailand on Jun
The first meeting of the Asia grouping of the Task Force took place in June 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. The main aim of this meeting was to develop a workplan to achieve the three objectives of the Task Force, namely: 1. To promote a better and more widely shared understanding of the linkages between protected areas, social equity, including poverty and poverty eradication, and sustainable development. 2. To strengthen provisions for social equity in regional and global conservation policy related to protected areas, with particular emphasis on the Convention on Biological Diversity 3. To achieve more equitable outcomes in the implementation of regional/global conservation policy related to protected areas, with particular emphasis on the CBD.