For over a century, national parks systems have represented a unique tool that helps countries approach natural landscape protection in a cohesive and integrated way. The National Parks Research Center (UBC-NPRC) strives to promote national park management best practices through research projects that analyze and evaluate various country approaches.  Ultimately, our aim is to synthesize information on what works and what doesn’t work in national park management. It is our hope that these projects will help inform existing and newly implemented national park systems worldwide.


The UBC-NPRC functions under 4 guiding principles:

  1. Facilitating information sharing to benefit national park management in the Asia Pacific and worldwide
  2. Promoting regional cooperation between national park managers, policymakers, scientists, and other stakeholders
  3. Providing research-based support to our partner organization
  4. Improving science-based national park management through our networks and research