2020 will be a pivotal year for the global biodiversity. In this context, we are preparing a “Future-Workshop” (March 1-2, 2020, on the islands of Rügen and Vilm, Germany), where specially invited members will participate, contribute and set our own goals. LT&C, which has been established in 2014 as a voluntary organization facilitating and profiling support from tourism for reaching the protected area goals, will use this year to evaluate its contributions and effectiveness and adapt to the new goals, which will be decided in October at the CBD COP15. We have to look into how LT&C can be a leading NGO to make tourism a major advocate and concrete supporter to safeguard global biodiversity. For this purpose, we are preparing a “Future-Workshop” (March 1-2, 2020, on the islands of Rügen and Vilm, Germany), where specially invited members will participate, contribute and set our own goals. This event will be organized exclusively for invited LT&C-members, who are interested to join a strategic workshop outlining the future development of LT&C. Excursions on the island of Rügen and on Vilm will provide insight to the LT&C-Examples Jasmund National Park Center “Königstuhl” and the Tree-Top Walk of the “Naturerbezentrum Rügen”.
For the workshop, we will use the facilities of the International Academy for Nature Conservation (INA) on the island of Vilm. Our member and former director of INA, Prof. Hans Dieter Knapp, has organised the venue and drafted the below programme. The event is scheduled prior to the ITB in Berlin, where traditionally a number of our international members take part.
See the schedule of the event here (a detailed agenda for the workshop the registered participants will get later):
Deadline for registration is January 31. If you are interested to join (there are only 2-3 places left) you should as soon as possible