LT&C Examples

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Costa Rica: The Government’s successful decision to increase protected areas and forest cover, in line with and support of eco-tourism.

The Republic of Costa Rica maintains a total area of 51,100 km2 and a coastline of 1,290 km2. While the small country makes up about 0.003% of Earth’s land, it is home to roughly 5% of the world’s (known) species. … Continue reading

Spirit Bear Lodge – Community-based tourism in the Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Spirit Bear Lodge (SBL) is a successful, profitable cultural ecotourism business owned and operated by the Kitasoo Xai’Xais First Nation in the remote community of Klemtu on the central coast of BC. The Spirit Bear Lodge mandate is to provide … Continue reading

Tmatboey Community Protected Area Ecotourism Project, Cambodia

WCS works with the Royal Government of Cambodia and community partners to conserve some of the rarest bird species at several sites across Cambodia. These rare birds attract specialist bird tourists, and so WCS has helped local communities develop the … Continue reading

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF)

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean which is renowned for its unique flora and fauna, half of the land area being protected as nature reserves and the government has committed to protecting 30% of its … Continue reading

Tree Top Walks of the Erlebnis Akademie AG

Tree Top Walks are perfect tools to explore and discover landscapes and greenways. Our Tree Top Walks with its spectacular architecture fulfil the task of environmental education and edutainment particularly in National Parks and Biosphere Reserves. All Tree Top Walks … Continue reading

Delaware Bay at Cape May, New Jersey, USA

The Delaware Bay, 39.1202° N, 75.2479° W, is an estuary and outlet from the Delaware River. This USA bay is bordered by Delaware and New Jersey. The bay in total boasts 782 square miles (2031 km2) and is an important place … Continue reading

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

Virunga was the first national park on the continent of Africa. Today the Virunga National Park of the DR Congo is part of a three countries’ (including Rwanda and Uganda) group of protected areas covering the Virunga mountains, one of … Continue reading

Friends of Karura Community Forest Association

The Karura Forest Reserve is one of the world’s largest forests fully within major city limits, Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The 1,000-hectare upland sclerophyllus forest has been under threat from over-exploitation and unplanned development since it was gazetted in 1932. Kenya’s … Continue reading

The Kariba REDD+ project – helping pioneering sustainable tourism organisations offset emissions and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Kariba REDD+ forest conservation project is located at Lake Kariba in Northern Zimbabwe, connecting several National Parks and Game Reserves such as Chizarira, Matusadona and Mana Pools National Park (which is also a World Heritage Site), and Lower Zambezi … Continue reading

Completing a Ring of Marine Protected Areas around Antarctica

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the international body tasked with the conservation of marine life in the Southern Ocean, committed in 2009 to designating a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2012, effectively … Continue reading

Campaign To Save The Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota is America’s most popular wilderness with over 250,000 visitors each year. The 1.1 million acres with over 1,000 lakes holds over 20% of all the water in the national wilderness system. … Continue reading

Wild Jordan Adventures

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature is an independent non-governmental organization in Jordan given the mandate of conserving biodiversity in Jordan. RSCN does so by creating and managing nature reserves. Part of RSCN’s interventions includes the creation of … Continue reading

Jack London State Historic Park & COASTS (Coalition to Observe and Advance Sustainable Tourism in Sonoma)

Jack London State Historic Park is a 1400 acres (567ha) wildlife sanctuary. Like all California State Parks, it is a protected area, and it can be explored by using its over 29 miles of trails. Flourishing there is a beautiful mixed forest … Continue reading

LT&C-Example Amahoro Tours, Rwanda

Amahoro Tours, based in Musanze and owned by a Rwandan local, Greg Bakunzi, is a leading tour company in Rwanda supporting the trilateral cooperation of the Virunga Mountain National Parks with their mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo … Continue reading

LT&C-Example South African National Parks (SANParks)

National conservation parastatal in South Africa maintaining a network of 22 protected areas accounting for 37 000 km2 or 4% of the nations land area (an additional 4.9% is formally protected as provincial parks, and public and private game reserves). … Continue reading

New Zealand Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as LT&C Exemples – Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

New Zealand is a leader in the successful implementation and ongoing sustainability of MPAs and they are able to achieve these outcomes from well thought out approaches that enable tourism to support conservation. Beginning in the 1970’s New Zealand established … Continue reading

Apo Island Marine Reserve, Philippines

The Coral Triangle includes the land and seas of six countries. Collectively known as CT6, they are Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste. According to the Asian Development Bank[1], The Coral Triangle has exceptionally high … Continue reading

Tourism to and on Galápagos

The Galápagos Archipelago, located on the Equator. about 1000 km west of the Latin American continent, consists of about a dozen major and more than 100 smaller islands. The 7,880 km2 of land and the over 45,000 km2 of surrounding … Continue reading

Basecamp Explorer, Masai Mara, Kenya

Basecamp Explorer Kenya is a unique organization, managing safari accommodation camps in Masai Mara, Kenya, providing guests with exclusive wildlife safari experiences in the most authentic and responsible way. As a community and conservation-oriented organization, Basecamp has a strong commitment … Continue reading

Madidi National Park, Bolivia – Examples from Chalalán Ecolodge and San Miguel del Bala

Madidi National Park in northeast Bolivia has been declared as one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. This is because there are many different types of species. For example, there are more than 200 species of mammals, almost … Continue reading

Chitwan and Bardia national park, Nepal

Responsible and well-managed wildlife tourism offering a first class experience that brings in revenue for conservation projects carried out by the national parks. Both Nepal’s Chitwan and Bardia national park have been effectively managed by both the government and tourist … Continue reading

Jasmund National Park Center “Königsstuhl”, Germany

  The National Park Center Königsstuhl supports the beech-forest  National Park “Jasmund” at the German Baltic Sea coast of the island of Rügen. It is a world-leading example of a self-sustaining visitor and education centre, where tourists finance themselves to become inspired … Continue reading

Napo Wildlife Center, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge has been carefully built and designed by the Añangu indigenous community to offer tourists maximum privacy and comfort in Amazon Wildlife Tours. Luxury rooms and commodities, first class attention, beautiful views of the jungle and the lake, … Continue reading

Chumbe Island Coral Park – Champion of a Private Marine Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park champions integrated eco-system based marine and forest conservation management sustainably financed through eco-tourism. Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) in Zanzibar/Tanzania has created the first private Marine Park in the world, and the first managed Marine Protected … Continue reading

The International Wadden Sea (NL/D/DK)

The Wadden Sea is located in the South Eastern part of the North Sea. It stretches from Den Helder in the southwestern part along the barrier islands of the Dutch coast, the German Bight and the Danish coast to Blåvandshuk … Continue reading

Linking conservation to maritime tourism on the Cape Whale Coast, South Africa

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) have joined forces to ensure that the people who contribute their land, coastal and marine resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits. Together … Continue reading


Conservancies and Community-based Tourism in Namibia Namibia is the world-leading example of functioning private and community-owned nature conservancies supported by tourism. Namibia was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. Today, almost half of … Continue reading


 Photos: Peter Prokosch Coinciding with Norway’s celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Svalbard Treaty and the country’s sovereignty over the 62,700 km2 far north archipelago in 1995, a major threat to the pristine wilderness appeared. A coal company planned … Continue reading


  “The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and encompasses a greater range of natural and cultural values than any other region on Earth”. ( Tasmania’s 19 national parks, 5 of … Continue reading

South Georgia Habitat Restoration project

For the last two centuries seabird colonies on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia have been devastated by invasive rats and mice introduced by sealers and whalers. In the absence of sufficient government funding to tackle the issue, the South … Continue reading