Our approach is collaborative. CIPAM works simultaneously with those involved in protected area management from the local level to the national level and, when appropriate, the international level.
Our approach is education-oriented. CIPAM begins with sharing up-to-date knowledge and technology, encourages participants to tailor it to their own situations, facilitates the practice and evaluation of their adaptations, and provides opportunities for on-going learning and for them to share their successes and failures through a world-wide network of protected area managers and stakeholders.
Our approach is research-oriented. CIPAM recognizes the scientific method as the foundation for developing up-to-date knowledge and technology about protected areas and management systems.
Our approach is empowering. CIPAM builds capacity at the protected area level.
Our approach is based on human relationships. We believe in a working environment that nurtures friendships and mutual respect ensures trust and values creativity is essential to CIPAM's success.