LT&C Study Tour Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctic Peninsular

At least seven of our members will in February 2023 take part in this three-week tour on the triangle Falklands-South Georgia- Antarctic Peninsular. Our partner and founding member, Oceanwide Expeditions, offers this tour and informed us that there are only a few twin-cabin places left on this exciting voyage, where passengers learn about and promote our LT&C-Examples  South Georgia and the Initiative to create a ring of protected areas around Antarctica. Have a look at voyage HDS28A23 LT&C members get a discount of 10% on the announced prices others have to pay.

The tour takes part at the best time of the season. It is an excellent opportunity to observe at least 7 different penguin species and many species of whales, seals, albatrosses and other sea birds of this Southernmost region. If you join this tour, we expect that this will not only be your once-in-a-lifetime wildlife- and wilderness experience but that you return as an ambassador for protecting the wild nature of this remote region and engage in nature protection where you live or travel to.

The study tour will be performed by emperor penguin member and co-founder of LT&C, Oceanwide Expeditions (OE), with their expedition vessel M/V Hondius. You find the detailed itinerary for this voyage on their website.

Shelf-Iceberg with penguins. Photo: Peter Prokosch

It is the core of LT&C’s mission to describe, profile and promote so-called LT&C Examples, where the cooperation between conservation and tourism has led to the establishment of protected areas or the support and improvement of their management. In this context, visits to these unique areas are a way to make those examples better known, learn from them and create incentives and tools to replicate or boost them. To safeguard our earth’s biodiversity, it is seen as crucial to protecting 2030 at least 30% of the global land and sea area with their different ecosystems and habitats. To reach this so-called “30×30 Goal“, tourism can and must play an essential role. Increasing those cases where tourism supports the establishment or further development of protected nature areas is critical to reaching this global goal. You can involve yourself by combining your wish to explore exciting nature areas with the visit, support and promotion of such LT&C Examples.

Several study tours to the Arctic and Antarctica have been conducted in recent years, where the LT&C concept was presented on-site. Our Dutch tour-operating partner and LT&C member, OE, has a long history of cooperating with various conservation organisations and supporting protected area projects.

If you are interested in this specific Arctic study tour or any other Arctic or Antarctic tour of OE, you only need to express your interest to us and let us forward your name and contact to the tour operator. You then will be contacted by OE, who will make the booking with you. The official prices of Oceanwide Expeditions you find on their website LT&C members get a discount of 10% on the prices you see there announced for other passengers.

Icebergs Antarctica. Photo: Peter Prokosch

Should the date not fit you, contact us, and we will find another tour meeting your interests. As an LT&C member, you can also benefit from Oceanwide’s general offer to get a 10% discount on booking any other tour to the Arctic or Antarctic LT&C-Examples described on their website.

We in any case recommend compensating for your climate footprint by supporting concrete and certified projects with benefits for both climate and biodiversity. You can also offset your entire personal climate gas emissions of the year by using the calculator of our member Southpole.

You just need to let us know your interest. You are very welcome to spread the information to others you know that may be interested in experiencing pristine high Arctic nature and learning how tourism can support nature conservation.

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