Cleaning the shores of Svalbard was in 2015 a very successful study tour LT&C was involved in. Now our emperor penguin member and co-founder of LT&C, Oceanwide Expeditions, invites LT&C to join a similar tour with cleaning the shore activities for this coming summer. The programmatic activity is officially supported by the Governor of Svalbard and the Svalbard Environment Fund. The tour will be performed with the expedition vessel M/V Ortelius in the Northwest of Spitsbergen. During this tour, you will reach the pack ice at about 82 degrees North, observe polar bears and other high Arctic wildlife and learn about the LT&C-Example Svalbard.
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 the Arctic or engage in nature protection where you live or travel to. – As you see from the red figures above, the tour is subsidised, and Oceanwide Expeditions can offer it in general for a 20% reduced price. For LT&C members this tour is offered for an additional 10% reduced price. That means as LT&C member you pay 30% less than for a similar tour without cleaning activities.,
The study tour will be performed by LT&C member Oceanwide Expeditions, with their expedition vessel M/V Ortelius. You find the detailed itinerary for this voyage on their website.
In recent years several study tours to the Arctic and Antarctica have been conducted, where the LT&C concept was presented on site. Our Dutch tour-operating partner and LT&C member, Oceanwide Expeditions, has since long time cooperated with conservation organisations including LT&C. They also this time made the offer to LT&C to bring an own group of conservation-minded passengers on board the M/V Ortelius to experience Arctic nature and learn about how tourism can support the protection of the Svalbard wilderness.
If you are interested in this Arctic study tour, you only need to express your interest to us and let us forward your name and contact to Oceanwide Expeditions. You then will be contacted by the tour operator, who will do the booking with you. The official prices of Oceanwide Expeditions you find on their website. or on the table above (red figures). LT&C-members get an additional discount of 10%, but we expect that you at your return compensate 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 as soon as possible, and you are very welcome to spread the information also to others you know that may be interested in experiencing pristine high Arctic nature while cleaning the beaches from fishing nets and learning how tourism can support nature conservation.
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