The event will bring together national and international experts to exchange views on roles of Protected Areas, including World Heritage natural properties, for prevention of and recovery from the damage caused by large-scale natural disasters, such as the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the tsunami they triggered.

The workshop will be organized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of the Environment (the government of Japan), with the support of IUCN-Japan and WCPA-Japan.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Keisuke Takahashi, Ministry of Environment, Japan (