For November 19-28, 2016, our member Tears for Tigers Travel offers this study-our to Annapurna and the LT&C-Example Chitwan National Park. LT&C members will get a 10% discount. Continue reading
Photo: Hans-Joachim Augst
Just two weeks after Barrack Obama announced the world’s largest marine protected area, Papahanaumokuakea, prior to the World Conservation Congress on Hawai’i, the presidents of three nations, Ecuador, Columbia and Costa Rica, agreed on a common huge (1,9 million km2!) marine reserve. All these countries, in particular Costa Rica and Ecuador, are known for its world-leading examples of linking tourism and conservation. The expected benefits of nature-based tourism may have been a driving force in coming to this impressive common decision. Read the full story in the National Geographic News.
For October 30 – November 18 2016
we are preparing for an LT&C Study-Tour, which covers the Falkland Islands, South Georgia
and the Antarctic Peninsular.
This will be performed in cooperation with our founding member and partner Oceanwide Expeditions
. Major themes of this tour will be the LT&C-Example South Georgia
and Supporting Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Oceans.
LT&C members form an own group on Board MV Ortelius, will be guided by LT&C-founder Peter Prokosch and will get an extra 10% discount
on the ordinary (already 20% discounted) Oceanwide prices. Continue reading
Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C) will be actively involved in at least 4 different events at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place on September 1-10 in Hawaii. The Theme of the IUCN Congress 2016 is Planet at the crossroads. The topic of Tourism and Protected Areas will be one of the main cross-cutting issues.
According to the newspaper Honolulu Star-Adviser President Barack Obama will expand the 2006 established Papahanaukuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern waters of Hawai’i to become the world’s largest marine reserve. It will permanently protecting coral reefs and deep-sea marine habitat from activities such as commercial fishing and mineral mining, the White Hose announced August 25. This decision Obama will address September 1st at the opening of the World Conservation Congress in Honolulu. Continue reading
Jack London State Historic Park is a 1400 acres (567ha) wildlife sanctuary. Like all California State Parks, it is a protected area, and it can be explored by using its over 29 miles of trails. Flourishing there is a beautiful mixed forest of oaks, madrones, California buckeye, Douglas fir, and Coastal Redwoods. Continue reading
Sibylle Riedmiller (right) with Ulli Kloiber (Conservation and Education Coordinator; centre) und Eleanor Carter (Alternate Director and former Project Manager; left)
The creator of the LT&C-Example Chumbe Island Coral Park, Sibylle Riedmiller, recently was awarded the Order of Merit Cross from the Federal Republic of Germany. She has created a world-leading example of a functioning private marine protected area supported by tourism.
Within the partnership between LT&C and SEVENSEAS it is envisioned that you will find a story about a marine LT&C-Example in every edition of the coming months. The recently published August edition of the SEVENSEAS magazine features the LT&C-Example Soneva Fushi in Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Maldives (see pp126-131). Continue reading