- management beyond Operational Guidelines
World Heritage site managers / coordinators are entrusted the day to day management of the site with formal requirements set out through the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention and the site specific Management Plan.
Tourism and visitor management has become integral to site management. Legal and institutional frameworks, policy documents, resources and good practices aside, there is no generally applicable approach balancing protection, use and development. World Heritage sites are all unique, where successful management focus on how to ensure its relevance in a local community context. So what do you do as a site manager when challenges are complex, action is urgent, interests are many and diverse, and time and resources are limited?
Responsibilities (policy guidelines)
World Heritage Catalysis support site management making use of the World Heritage Visitor Management Assessment & Strategy Tool (VMAST) and other tools and technologies to catalyse positive change through visitor management. It sets out a methodology for transformative visitor management and facilitate a platform for the involvement of a broad set of stakeholders in strategy development and implementation for the protection of World Heritage and localisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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