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.
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.
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
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
On the occasion of International Tiger Day (July 29) LT&C has the pleasure to publish a special offer for our members to visit tiger reserves in Nepal. For November 19-27, 2016, our member Tears for Tigers Travel offers this study-our to the LT&C-Examples Chitwan and Bardia National Park. LT&C members will get a 10% discount. Continue reading
The 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
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
Before 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
Amahoro 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