Benefits Royal Penguin King Penguin Emperor Penguin*
Special member prices for LT&C arrangements (seminars, courses, tours etc.) Yes Yes Yes
Access to studies, reports with models and methods, and research projects (all electronically) Yes Yes Yes
Access to list/database of member CVs/bios Yes Yes Yes
Access to vacant positions in member companies, organisations and institutions with links Yes Yes Yes
Participate in LT&C’s task forces and staff No Yes Yes
Voting rights on the annual LT&C meeting No Yes Yes
Access to LT&C management and board members for guidance and assistance for defined and agreed tasks No No Yes
Membership fee (annually): 50 EUR /            60 USD 200 EUR /          240 USD 2000 EUR or 2400 USD*
Discount towards next years membership fee for every new member recruited in this category 40 EUR / 50 USD 40 EUR / 50 USD

* Individuals or companies have the option to become a lifetime Emperor Penguin member for a one-time contribution of 2000 EUR or 2400 USD.

Membership fees are paid through international bank transfer to the following account

Bank details:
Cultura Sparebank
Pb. 6800, St. Olavs plass
N-0130 Oslo

Name: Linking Tourism & Conservation,
Account no.: 1254 05 95168
IBAN: NO8712540595168
BIC/SWIFT: CULTNOK1
Routing BIC: DNBANOKK

Please mark payments with your last name or as described in the welcome email sent to you after having completed the sign-up form.

For students, engaging within their university studies in topics and activities related to the mission of LT&C, we have introduced the membership category of a Rockhopper Penguin. Until they have finished their study, have a paid job and may transit to another penguin they are freed from a membership fee. However, they have to meet special criteria and should apply to the head of the LT&C Training and Education Working Group, Sven Åke Bjørke. After they have got approval they also need to register on the sign-up form, and then will be activated as a penguin on our world map with the same privileges as our Royal Penguins. 

Why does LT&C use the image of Penguins for membership?

The film entitled “The March of the Penguins” demonstrates how penguins embark on a nearly impossible journey but are successful every year. Our journey of Linking Tourism & Conservation has its own challenges, we can only tackle if we are marching together with many likeminded, experienced, skillful, goal-oriented, impact-driven, patient, social and tough members. If you can relate to at least some of these qualities and want to join this journey and mission! You may relate to one of the four similar colored (all have yellow in addition to their black and white), but different sized penguin species, which we utilize for our different membership categories as follows:

The film entitled “The March of the Penguins” demonstrates how penguins embark on a nearly impossible journey but are successful every year. Our journey of Linking Tourism & Conservation has its own challenges, we can only tackle if we are marching together with many likeminded, experienced, skillful, goal-oriented, impact-driven, patient, social and tough members. If you can relate to at least some of these qualities and want to join this journey and mission! You may relate to one of the four penguin species.

The Royal Penguin

is the smallest and breeds only on Macquarie Island in the southwest Pacific Ocean. In previous centuries most of the larger mammals and birds on the island were depleted by sealers, hunters, and pest species. The island today is well protected and since 1997 a World Heritage Site and since 2014 pest-species-free. Today, the Royal Penguin numbers have climbed back to 850,000 pairs.

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The Royal Penguin is for the day to day individual user of LT&C.
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The King Penguin

is is 70-100cm in size and is the middle-sized of the three species. It breeds on several subantarctic islands, with a total and increasing population of an estimated 2.23 million pairs. Through the support of sustainable tourism, the conservation status is significantly improving and populations of formerly depleted mammal and bird populations are recovering.

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The King Penguin Membership gives you just the little extra.
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The Emperor Penguin

is 120 cm in size and are the largest species. The total population of approximately 600,000 pairs that are breeding on the inland ice of Antarctica is symbolic for the pristine wilderness of this entire continent. The Antarctic Treaty regulations are understood as the largest protected area on earth. Tourism is contributing further to the conservation status of Antarctica and will be strengthened and forever sustained.

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The true royal treatment! The Emperor Penguin stands for the highest LT&C membership category, including our founding members.
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Rockhopper

Rockhopper penguins are one of the smallest species of penguin in the world. They range from 2.3-2.7 kg where males are larger than females. Due to the harsh rocky environment they live in, they cannot slide on their bellies like most penguins, so they hope to get from one place to another.

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The Rockhopper Penguin symbolize LT&C’s student members, who are actively engaged in their studies or thesis in a topic related to LT&C’s mission.
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For all penguins the fearless behaviour they demonstrate to humans, along with our relationship to them, symbolize that harmony and interdependence between people and nature is not only possible but also critical for all of our survival! Many examples exist were tourism has supported the better protection of penguins and their habitats. The penguins and their stories should inspire you to become one of the penguin LT&C members. Your membership involvement and increasing the dissemination of LT&C examples have positive impacts on both humans and nature.

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Bank details:
Cultura Sparebank
Pb. 6800, St. Olavs plass
N-0130 Oslo

Name: Linking Tourism & Conservation,
Account no.: 1254 05 95168
IBAN: NO8712540595168
BIC/SWIFT: CULTNOK1
Routing BIC: DNBANOKK

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