LT&C visits “Wolf Mountains” in the Eastern Carpathian

September 2-9 a small team of LT&C penguins will visit 3 national parks on the borders of Poland, Ukraine and Slovakia, in the Eastern Carpathian, also known as “Wolf Mountains“. The aim is to study how the Bieszczady National Park (Poland), Uzhansky NP (Ukraine) and Poloniny NP (Slovakia) work together and how this trilateral cooperation can develop further. Can tourism be of any support to this process ? Continue reading “LT&C visits “Wolf Mountains” in the Eastern Carpathian”

Study tour to Zimbabwe – how to combine your travel with conservation and offsetting your climate footprint

We at LT&C not only want to promote, if people travel to nature areas, that they contribute to protect them. Therefore travellers should preferably visit our LT&C-Examples. But we also want to make sure that as many of those travelling will compensate for their climate footprints. Our member, the South Pole Group, one of the most experienced and credible in carbon offsetting can assist everybody implementing this important duty. They offered us last year for this purpose the Kariba REDD+ forest conservation project, located at Lake Kariba in Northern Zimbabwe, as it serves also as an LT&C-Example and support altogether 7 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to raise understanding how this is working in praxis, South Pole with their partner Carbon Green Africa is offering our members a study tour to the project, promising also great wildlife adventures:  Continue reading “Study tour to Zimbabwe – how to combine your travel with conservation and offsetting your climate footprint”

Sun blessed the opening of two national parks on the South coast of Norway

Photo: Øyvind Berg

On the sunny Sunday of August 13, Norway’s Climate and Environment Minister, Vidar Helgesen, officially opened two new national parks at the South Norwegian Skagerak coast: the Raet National Park (607 km2)  and the smaller Jomfruland National Park (117 km2). Both national parks (doubling the Norwegian marine national parks from 2 to 4) were established with broad political support of the local communities, and several thousand participates were proud to celebrate the important event. Continue reading “Sun blessed the opening of two national parks on the South coast of Norway”

The sustainable destinations event of the year is in Cascais, Portugal, September 28-30

It is the GREENFEST – Global Green Destinations Event, and LT&C is involved. GREENFEST is a large public event on sustainability, attracting 4000-6000 visitors daily. There will be Storyttelling and Showcasing Sustainable Tourism Successes, by Top 100 Sustainable Destinations and global destination leaders.

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Norway sailing towards Sustainable Tourism ? Roadmap presented at Arendalsuka

10 tourism- and conservation related organisations, among them Norsk Reiseliv, DNT and Naturvernforbundet, today presented at Arendalsuka a Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway. This cooperation between tourism and conservation is quite unique and may trigger the Norwegian potential for producing LT&C-Examples. Although the roadmap makes so far no reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world has agreed as common and concrete definition of sustainability, the direction the consortium drafted is quite promising. Download and read:Tourism Road Map Norway or the Norwegian version: veikart-endelig.  Continue reading “Norway sailing towards Sustainable Tourism ? Roadmap presented at Arendalsuka”

Update on LT&C-Example Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Threatened by Mine Proposals

Rebecca Rom explains the campaign. Photo: Peter Prokosch

At a recent LT&C-Study Tour to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota we met Rebecca Rom as the main and very competent campaigner to safeguard this most important wilderness area in the US from getting threatened by a mining proposal. We got convinced that this is a great LT&C-Example, where the regional tourism business raises major political support to prevent serious pollution of the wild waters at the Canadian border. Rebecca provided us with the following update on the campaign, which we illustrate with pictures taken at the study tour. Continue reading “Update on LT&C-Example Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Threatened by Mine Proposals”