What is and how can you help them protect the Antarctica’s waters? A short answer you get from the VIDEO of the Antarctic Oceans Alliance. The video timely comes out while the members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet in Hobart, Tasmania, these days, to discuss the establishment of marine protected areas. Continue reading
In den plenary session “Preparing for Arctic Tourism Growth” of the recent Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik/Iceland the guidelines for Arctic tourism WWF developed in the late 90s under the title “Linking Tourism and Conservation in the Arctic” (wwf_tourism_conservation) became alive again. Halldór Benjamin Porbergsson, Senior Vice President, Icelandair Group, referred to them as part of the airline company’s sustainability policy. The Ten Principles for Arctic Tourism and related codes of conduct for tour operators and tourists in the Arctic were once the outcome of growing cooperation between tourism business, research and conservation and have something to do with the origin of LT&C. Continue reading
The October edition of the SEVENSEAS travel and marin conservation magazine is out, as usual in the first days of the month. LT&C can only recommend to everybody interested in travel and marine protected areas to subscribe to this wonderful magazine. It does not cost you anything to get it regularly on your computer. This time it features the LT&C-Example Galapagos with great pictures of our penguin Hans-Joachim Augst. Continue reading
5 LT&C-Examples have been awarded as Sustainable Destinations Top 100
when this award scheme was unveiled 27 Oktober 2016 on World Tourism Day and Green Destinations Day. The awards celebrate the efforts of tourism destinations‘ responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives. The list is the result of open calls in newswires, social and business media. Destinations could be nominated by any interested party through a form that was available online. Continue reading
The Ramsar Convention is a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) adopted in 1971 to provide the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. There are 169 countries that are signatories to the Convention. Under the Convention, more than 2,200 sites around the world, with an area of more than 200 million hectares, have been designated as Wetlands of International Importance. LT&C collaborates with Ramsar in order to commonly identify and profile examples, where the protection of Wetlands of International Importance are supported by tourism (LT&C-Examples). We join forces to develop incentives and tools that such examples are getting upscaled and replicated.
On the occasion of World Tourism Day (September 27) the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention together with LT&C featured the International Wadden Sea as a good example of linking tourism and conservation: The potential of tourism to support the conservation of wetlands has long been underestimated. Continue reading
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