2018 SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS TOP 100 – Call for nominations

LT&C presently participates at the Global Green Destinations Days in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (see programme for September 28), which are performed by our member and partner, Green Destinations. We like to use this occasion also to make our members,  particularly those who have authored an LT&C-Example, aware that for the 4th time, the Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 competition is organized by ten leading sustainable tourism organizations and networks.

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Svalbard Study Tour Raised Awareness to Care for Climate Change

Never before with an LT&C-study tour to the North of Svalbard did we have to navigate that far North to reach the sea ice for observing polar bears in their natural habitat. Also, the 100-passenger ship, M/V Plancius, has never been before up to 82.47 degrees North. While our 9 members at this year’s autumn tour to Svalbard were privileged to study the impressive LT&C-Example, where once the cooperation of tour companies and conservation organizations has lead to the establishment of new national parks, they were deeply touched to see the polar bear’s homeland shrinking. The more awareness it has caused that caring for climate change is urgent. Therefore we urge our members and other travelers to compensate for their own climate footprint as a minimum to do: https://bit.ly/2wWJisT Continue reading “Svalbard Study Tour Raised Awareness to Care for Climate Change”

LT&C invited to conference in Croatia of “Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection˝

WWF Adria has invited LT&C to participate in a conference in Croatia, which is organised in the framework of the project “Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection˝ and aims to establish an innovative sustainable tourism management system in protected areas and Natura 2000 sites in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Slovenia. The Conference is creating an opportunity for the representatives of national-level decision makers and agencies in the field of nature protection and sustainable tourism, managers of protected areas and Natura 2000 sites and other experts to discuss and share experience about the most successful measures of reducing the negative impact of tourist visits in protected areas and Natura 2000 sites as well as inclusive conservation governance models. If you are interested, read more on the LT&C-Calendar, and get registered. Continue reading “LT&C invited to conference in Croatia of “Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection˝”

German magazine “Nationalpark” reports about Norway’s largest marine national park “Raet”

LT&C reported earlier about Raet national park, Norway’s so far largest marine protected area. After the shortest planning time of any Norwegian national park (only 4 years), the park on the Skagerrak coast of Southern Norway was established in December 2016. Another record was achieved with the several thousand participants at its inauguration in summer 2017. This summer, the main initiator of the park, former Aust Agder governor Øystein Djupedal, opened Raet’s first information center, which is situated in the basement of the building (Kunnskapshavn) in Arendal, where also LT&C has its office. Our involvement in the further discussions about the development of Raet national park, therefore, is a given. For the German readers, we can in this context point to an article in the recent edition of the magazine “Nationalpark”. Download it here: Themen Continue reading “German magazine “Nationalpark” reports about Norway’s largest marine national park “Raet””