ASEAN Heritage Parks
ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP) represent efforts to conserve areas of particular biodiversity importance or exceptional uniqueness by member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ASEAN environmental ministers signed the ASEAN Declaration on Heritage Parks on 18 December 2003. ASEAN member countries agreed that, "common cooperation is necessary to conserve and manage AHP for the development and implementation of regional conservation and management action plans as well as regional mechanisms complementary to national efforts to implement conservation measures."
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) serves as the secretariat of the ASEAN Heritage Parks Programme. Its vision is "An ASEAN region whose biodiversity is conserved, sustainably managed and used, and equitably shared for the well-being of its peoples."
Forty-nine ASEAN Heritage Parks have been designated as of 2019. Five sites are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Kinabalu National Park of Malaysia; Lorentz National Park of West Papua; Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park of the Philippines; Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary of the Philippines; and Khao Yai National Park of Thailand.
- Regional Action Plan for ASEAN Heritage Parks and Protected Areas[permanent dead link] (ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, 2008) pp. 5, accessed 11, May 2011
- "VISION, MISSION & GOALS". ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- "15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment and the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution". Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN Secretariat News. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- "ASEAN Heritage Parks". ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.