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SEVENSEAS July-Edition: LT&C-Example “Königsstuhl”

Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 17.21.17The SEVENSEAS magazine in its recent July edition featured the LT&C-Example Jasmund Nationalpark Center “Königsstuhl” (see pp 90-93). The center 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

Supporting Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean

This initiative aims to obtain explicit support from Antarctic tour operators and/or tourism industry bodies (such as the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators – IAATO) for the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the international body tasked with the conservation of marine life in that region. Continue reading

Convince President Obama: Protect Papahānaumokuākea !

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 08.06.39Before the world’s conservation experts meet in September in Hawai’ for the World Conservation Congress (LT&C will be involved there in several events) there is a golden opportunity to convince President Obama to create the largest swath of protected ocean ever in the waters around Hawai’i. The MPA – “home to turtles, sharks and ancient coral – could be created in weeks, simply with Obama’s signature”, says Avaaz, the 41 million person global campaign network. LT&C-members and their friends are encouraged to support this campaign and sign the petition: Continue reading

LT&C-Example No 17: Amahoro Tours, Rwanda

19800101_Fitur 3_0699Amahoro Tours, based in Musanze and owned by a Rwandan local, Greg Bakunzi, is a leading tour company in Rwanda supporting the trilateral cooperation of the Virunga Mountain National Parks with their mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and Rwanda. With its Red Rocks camp and the Pamorja Foundation, Amahoro Tours has a particular focus on involving and supporting local communities. Continue reading

LT&C-Musanze workshop encouraged trilateral tourism-supported national park-cooperation Ruanda / DRC / Uganda

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Hosted by Amahoro Tours and organised in cooperation with Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C), a workshop was convened June 9 in Musanze, Rwanda, to increase information sharing and cooperation related to LT&C in the trilateral region of the mountain gorilla national parks ”Virunga”, ”Volcanoes” and ”Mgahinga & Bwindi” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. Continue reading

LT&C-Example No 16: South African National Parks (SANParks)

National conservation parastatal in South Africa maintaining a network of 22 protected areas accounting for 37 000 km2 or 4% of the nations land area (an additional 4.9% is formerly protected as provincial parks, and public and private game Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 11.09.18reserves). It has an annual budget of close to R1 billion ($65 million), and 80% of this is self-generated driven by a thriving tourism activities. Moreover this revenue allows SANParks to expand the conservation estate year on year, with 700 000ha added since the advent of democracy in1994. Continue reading

New SEVENSEAS story of LT&C-Example: Cape Whale Coast, South Africa

Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 18.08.41The June-edition of the SEVENSEAS magazine came out just in time when marine people from all over Africa met for the Blue Solutions Africa Forum in Zanzibar. After the May-edition featured the  Chumbe Island Coral Park (one of the “Blue Solutions” and “LT&C-Example” the Africa Forum discussed), now the other African Solution and  marine LT&C-Example,  the Cape Whale Coast, South Africa, was featured on page 30-37. Continue reading

10 reasons to join LT&C Study Tour 2016 to Svalbard

June 29 – July 8 is the date for the LT&C-Study Tour to Svalbard. Apart from the fact that this expedition is now offered with a 50% discount, there are several other good reasons to join LT&C-Founder Peter Prokosch on this exceptional tour this summer to the High Arctic: Continue reading