What if tourism could save the world’s protected areas?

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 14.19.23IMAGINE a world in which tourism sustainably supports the protection of the nature on which it depends. This is the goal of LT&C.

The tourism industry has a fundamental interest in the effective protection of nature around the world.

  • Over 50% of all tourists make use of protected areas
  • Nature tourism is the most rapidly growing segment of the global tourism industry

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Study Tour to LT&C-Example South Georgia

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King Penguins, South Georgia. Photo: Oceanwide Expeditions

Falkland Islands – South Georgia

If you ever wished to come to the subantarctic island of South Georgia with its huge colonies of king penguins and albatross species, with its (Norwegian) whaling history (Grytviken) and Shackleton’s memorial, this LT&C-Study Tour provides a unique opportunity. Continue reading

New LT&C Partner: European Organisation for Sustainable Development

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EOSD » The Sustainability Partner

The implementation of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development requires that governments, industry and society work together to achieve the aims laid down in the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. There is also a need for specialized actions, interventions, programs and initiatives at all levels – government, non-government, businesses and community levels – to successfully implement this historic and needed strategy. Continue reading

Jasmund National Park Center “Königsstuhl”, Germany

 

The National Park Center Königsstuhl supports the beech-forest  National Park “Jasmund” at the German Baltic Sea coast of the island of Rügen. It is a world leading example of a self-sustaining visitor and education center, where tourists finance themselves to become inspired supporters of national parks. Continue reading

Napo Wildlife Center, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

  • Napo River, Yasuni National Park. Photo: Peter Prokosch
Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge has been carefully built and designed by the Añangu indigenous community to offer tourists maximum privacy and comfort in Amazon Wildlife Tours. Luxury rooms and commodities, first class attention, beautiful views of the jungle and the lake, nature within your reach… it is a real paradise for nature lovers, eco-travelers, and adventure seekers.Located in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, Continue reading

Chumbe Island Coral Park – Champion of a Private Marine Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park champions integrated eco-system based marine and forest conservation management sustainably financed through eco-tourism.

Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) in Zanzibar/Tanzania has created the first private Marine Park in the world, and the first managed Marine Protected Area in Tanzania. The objective of the investment was from the beginning to create a model of financially, ecologically and socially sustainable Marine Park management, where ecotourism supports conservation, research and environmental education for local people. Continue reading

Linking conservation to maritime tourism on the Cape Whale Coast, South Africa

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) have joined forces to ensure that the people who contribute their land, coastal and marine resources, labor and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits. Together with businesses, civil society and local government on the Cape Whale Coast of South Africa, the DICT create awareness about protecting the marine environment to travelers visiting the Cape Whale Coast’s little towns of Hermanus, Stanford, Gansbaai and Kleinmond. Continue reading

Protect the entire Icelandic Highlands as National Park ! Support the Conservation Movement on Iceland !

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

Holuhraun Eruption and Northern Lights, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland, August 12, 2014. Photo: Peter Prokosch

 

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The Vatnajökull Nation Park covers about 1/3 of the pristine wilderness of the entire Icelandic Highlands

The Vatnajökull National Park, established in 2008, includes all of Vatnajökull glacier as well as the national parks previously existing at Skaftafell in the south and Jökulsárgljúfur in the north, so that today’s national park covers 14% of Iceland (about 13.920 km2 as of June 2014) and ranks amongst Europe’s largest. In general, national parks are protected Continue reading