Wildlife safari based tour operating provider and tiger expert Jack Baucher: Interview about his experience to link tourism with conservation on the Indian sub continent

Jack Baucher is one of the founders of Tears for Tigers Travel, which sprang from his time spent living in a hillside village in a remote district of Western Nepal. Jack witnessed not only the simplicity and frugality of life of the local Nepali people, but also the adverse impact of the continuing spread of humanity on indigenous wildlife throughout the hillsides and the river valleys. Continue reading “Wildlife safari based tour operating provider and tiger expert Jack Baucher: Interview about his experience to link tourism with conservation on the Indian sub continent”

Read about the “State and Fate of the World’s Tropical Rainforests” and think about what tourism could do

If you care about the fate of the tropical rainforest you need to read the book of our LT&C member, Club of Rome member and former long-time director of WWF International, Claude Martin: On the Edge: The State and Fate of the World’s Tropical RainforestsThis book – a Report to the Club of Rome – provides an up-to-date picture of the health of the world’s tropical forests. It integrates information from satellite imaging, ecology and economics to explain deforestation and forest health throughout the tropical world. Almost 50% of the tropical rain forests have gone since the Limits of Growth Report of the Club of Rome was published in 1972. It is vital that the world acts on advice and warnings of this report. Continue reading “Read about the “State and Fate of the World’s Tropical Rainforests” and think about what tourism could do”

International Wadden Sea Workshop: What can be “exported” to other parts of the world ?

Back to back with the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the “Ringelganstage” (April 22) LT&C conducted a workshop with international participants on what we can learn from the Wadden Sea or what could be “exported” from there to other parts of the world. The event took place April 21, 2017, on the small island Hallig Langeneß in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea national park. Host was the Schutzstation Wattenmeer, a founding member of LT&C, which historically plaid a major role in educating tourists about the values of this internationally important tidal area (see German Press Release:Langeness Workshop PM). Continue reading “International Wadden Sea Workshop: What can be “exported” to other parts of the world ?”

Interview with 101 Visions: “…showcase the worlds best up LT&C projects that could act as flagships for replication”

A new member of LT&C has developed a unique film making approach called 101Visions.  Through the work of this team they are supporting NGO’s and Communities that lack a fully resourced communications team – making micro-documentaries that give them a new way to share their story.  As well as support to forest communities, they are working on ecotourism and conservation, sustainable development, humanitarian aid and other innovative sustainability projects. Peter Prokosch had the chance to interview Daren Howarth about their important work, which could benefit other LT&C-members Continue reading “Interview with 101 Visions: “…showcase the worlds best up LT&C projects that could act as flagships for replication””

Red Rocks Cultural Tourism Week and Rwanda’s “Kwita Izina” Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony

Photo: Yannick Beaudoin/GRID-Arendal

The annual Cultural Tourism Week, which coincides with Rwanda’s “Kwita Izina” Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony (Kwita Izina), returns this year for its fifth edition at the Red Rocks Cultural Centre in Musanze district, Northern Rwanda. This year’s event, which takes place from August 25 September 2, is organised by Red Rocks Cultural Centre in partnership with Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C). Continue reading “Red Rocks Cultural Tourism Week and Rwanda’s “Kwita Izina” Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony”