LT&C-Members benefit from our Partnership with the UN 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 12.43.10With our partnership to the Sustainable Tourism Programme (lead by UNWTO) as part of the UN 10 Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP lead by UNEP) LT&C links up to the highest Goals the entire world has ever commonly agreed to: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thereby LT&C is contributing specifically to the SDGs 12, 14 and 15. The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10YFP has been established earlier this year as the successor of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism (where LT&C was already a partner of). Continue reading

Chitwan and Bardia national park, Nepal

  • Bengal tiger. Photo: Jack Baucher

Responsible and well-managed wildlife tourism offering a first class experience that brings in revenue for conservation projects carried out by the national parks. Both Nepal’s Chitwan and Bardia national park have been effectively managed by both the government and tourist operations to ensure a first class wildlife experience that indirectly supports and finances various conservation projects and anti poaching operations to protect the fauna and flora in both national parks. Nepal is a very good example of how the collaboration of the national park body and tourist operations can make an effective model for conservation. Many of the tourists visiting the parks are briefed and introduced to various conservation projects in the area only to walk away inspired and incentivised to support
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Palau produces leading LT&C Example: Tourism and Marine Protected Area instead of Fishery

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 18.43.44As The Guardian reports, the Pacific island nation of  Palau decided to create a huge marine protected area,  500,000 sq km no-take area, which will be phased in over five years. Tourism, the local economy and biodiversity will benefit from the decision to phase out fishery. It obviously will become a world leading LT&C-Example, which we will assess separately. First read the original story of The Guardian by clicking on the link or look at the reprint below. Continue reading

LT&C-Partner MISSION BLUE announces first HOPE SPOT in the Mediterranean Sea

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 18.27.08LT&C is delighted to forward these great news we got from our partner Mission Blue. Mallorca and the Balearic Islands are best known as a hot spot for tourism. That they are linked to a network of marine protected areas is probably much less known. Whether this case can also be featured in the future as a functioning LT&C Example we will be interested to investigate more. First let’s see the original news from Mission Blue: Continue reading

Blue Solutions – Partner of LT&C

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 14.30.13The Blue Solution Initiative, implemented by GIZ, Grid-Arendal, IUCN and UNEP on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), offers a global knowledge network and capacity development platform. The initiative seeks to identify, exchange and promote good practices and lessons learned towards the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity. See who else are Collaborators of Blue Solutions.

Bahamas reached the 10% Marine Protected Area goal, half its own 20% goal

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LT&C likes to share what Tribune242 reported from THE BAHAMAS: The country is halfway to meeting its commitment to protect at least 20 per cent of its marine environment by 2020 and making steady progress towards its target, Environment Minister Kendred Dorsett said this week. In the new national parks they “tremendous potential as an area for ecotourism and can generate significant revenue from bird-based tourism”. Thats way it fits into the frame of the LT&C mission, and it will be interesting to see, when and whether we can profile these case as LT&C Example. Continue reading

Learn about Linking Tourism & Conservation by joining an LT&C-Study Tour


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Cleaning the shores of Spitsbergen 2015. Photo: Peter Prokosch

Linking Tourism & Conservation seeks to identify and share tools and incentives that encourage replication of best practices in sustainable tourism: those that support the establishment or management of national parks and other types of protected areas. We profile such LT&C-Examples in order to celebrate them and make them visible to those who are interested in understanding how this can be done. To get a first-hand experience of how tourism can support protected areas you may join a LT&C-Study Tour, such as the most recent tour to Svalbard (see video).
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How Tourism can experience the World Heritage Site

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As the International Wadden Sea profiles as an LT&C-Example, we are following how tourism is involved in the further support and development of the World Heritage Site. In this context you may be interested in the new animated film “Wadden Sea World Heritage Site – A unique experience”. The film explains why the Wadden Sea is so special that it is of global importance, and how visitors can experience it in a nature friendly way. Continue reading

The SDGs – the most important Global Goals ever! How can LT&C support them ?

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September 25, 2015 – Today marks a momentous date in human history: the entire world will agree on the most important common Global Goals ever. It is actually incredible that all 193 nations could agree on these 17 quite comprehensive goals and about 170 fairly concrete and measurable sub-goals. The process to this UN-decision was also unique as millions of members of civil society have been involved. And the goals apply for every nation and citizen of the world equally. We will live in a much better world, if these goals are achieved by 2030.

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