What LT&C had announced already earlier this year, has now finally been launched at the CBD COP14 in Sharm el-Sheikh: IUCN, the world ’s most authoritative organisation defining nature conservation, made up of government and non-government members, has shed new light on the complex relationship between tourism and protected areas. Their new “Guidelines on Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas” is a MUST-READ and an important resource for anyone interested in linking tourism and conservation. Continue reading “IUCN Guidelines on Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas finally published”
At the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 14), which will be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 17 to 29 November 2018, LT&C is organising a side event, where Island-States will present their examples of tourism supporting conservation of nature: Invitation Side Event COP14 Continue reading “LT&C organises Side Event for Island States at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP14)”
Yesterday, at the present COP14 of the UN Biodiversity Convention Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas have been published. These guidelines address planning and management of privately protected areas (or PPAs) and the guidance is aimed principally at practitioners and policymakers, who are or may be involved with PPAs. Guidance is given on all aspects of PPA establishment, management and reporting, and information is provided on principles and best practices, with examples drawn from many different parts of the world. The aim of these guidelines is to shape the application of IUCN policy and principles towards enhanced effectiveness and conservation outcomes, focused on PPA managers and administrators. Continue reading “Privately Protected Areas – new guidelines answer your questions about”
THE report, the Protected Planet Report 2018, which informs about the actual status of the world’s protected areas, is available in digital format for the present COP14 of the UN Convention Biological Diversity (CBD). It is the most important document for the CBD to judge at the present meeting, whether the so-called Aichi target 11, a complete, representative and well-managed global network of protected areas (10% of the oceans, and 17% of the land) to be reached by 2020, will actually be met, A discussion about the future biodiversity targets, to be agreed in 2020, is starting already now at the COP14, which presently takes place in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
Read the November edition of the SEVENSEAS marine conservation and travel magazine, and you find many good stories where tourism is linked to marine conservation. E.g. about the 6 things you can do to protect coral reefs. SEVENSEAS is a partner of LT&C. They work – as LT&C – with minimal operating costs to produce this highly relevant and valuable marine conservation and travel communication channel. You can help by subscribing and supporting them to make sure this resource does not go away.
LT&C has just started its planning for its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and workshop. It will be Friday, May 31 in Ramberg on the Lofoten, very close to the new Lofotodden national park. The meetings will provide an opportunity to learn more about the new park, which was established on June 22 this year Tand to discuss plans or visions for protecting the wider marine surrounding of the Lofoten. Continue reading “Annual Meeting of LT&C and workshop in 2019 will be in Ramberg, aside the new national park on the Lofoten”
LT&C as a partner in an EU-Erasmus+ project will participate these days in a workshop Best Practices for an ethical and sustainable future through rural tourism. Young, tourism-engaged people from Spain, Portugal and Norway will develop in a 2-weeks workshop in Portugal good ideas rural tourism in their home areas. Continue reading “November 8-20: LT&C participates at workshop in Portugal with young people developing ideas for rural tourism”