Conference on the Central Highlands of Iceland

The Icelandic Natur Conservation Association Conference (INCA) and the Icelandic environmental organisation Landvernd performed a conference on the future protection perspectives of Iceland’s Highlands. The conference took place in Iceland’s national sports hall, Laugardshöll. The idea to enlarge the Vatnajökull national park to the entire highlands was for discussion and received major support from the participants. Peter Prokosch was speaking on behalf of LT&C on  Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C) for the Icelandic HighlandsLT&C Iceland 15.5.2015 M. See also clip of the News of RÚF, the main TV channel of Iceland. 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

The Long Run – Partner of LT&C

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 13.24.00The Long Run was created as the international programme of the Zeitz Foundation. It was founded by Jochen Zeitz, the innovative former CEO of Puma who introduced its ethical business framework and Environmental Profit & Loss Account (EP&L), now Director of Kering and Chairman of the board’s Sustainable Development Committee, and co-founder and co-chair with Sir Richard Branson of The B Team. Continue reading

Namibia

  • Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) Etoscha National Park. Photo: Peter Prokosch

Conservancies and Community-based Tourism in Namibia

Namibia is the world-leading example of functioning private and community owned nature conservancies supported by tourism. Namibia was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. Today, almost half of Namibia’s surface area is under conservation management.

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UK creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world ?

LT&C-partner Mission Blue recently published the following great news:

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 09.52.40Dr. Sylvia Earle was recently at Ascension Island to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world. The United Kingdom has jurisdiction over the fifth largest maritime zone in the world – an area of ocean nearly 30 times the size of the UK itself. The three MPAs proposed would more than double the size of existing protected areas in the ocean. That’s one step closer to the Mission Blue goal of 20% Ocean Conservation by 2020!

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LT&C-Study Tour “Cleaning the shores of Spitsbergen” 2015

glacier-mouth-krossfjorden-svalbard_e178-2200x1472pxIf you want to see, where LT&C once started, or if you have never been in the Arctic, or if you want to make a very special present to a friend, or if you just want to be active yourself for the environment on Svalbard, get inspired by the High Arctic nature and observe polar bears on the sea ice, you should look at the below offer of LT&C member Oceanwide Expeditions and register for the expedition through LT&C.
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Svalbard

 Photos: Peter Prokosch

Coinciding with Norway’s celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Svalbard Treaty and the country’s sovereignty over the 62,700 km2 far north archipelago in 1995, a major threat to the pristine wilderness appeared. A coal company planned to construct the first long-distance road through the archipelago’s largest green tundra area known as Reindalen. The implementation of that plan would have been the first in a series of Continue reading