Since 2012, more than 1 billion people travel as tourists to areas of natural beauty and wildlife. The effects of the tourism system on our natural environment is increasingly important.
LT&C is committed to assuring that the biodiversity of both marine and land-based ecosystems are protected and visited in a sustainable way.
of all tourists visiting foreign countries make use of protected areas (IUCN).
of the global annual revenue of existing national parks would meet the figure needed for the management of a complete global network of protected areas.
To protect nature with all its ecosystems, habitats and species, ranks as one of the most critical goals the world society has agreed to (Sustainable Development Goals 14 & 15).
Thereby we have devoted our efforts to support the UN-target (CBD Aichi 2020 target 11) of a complete, representative and well-managed network of protected areas, 17% on land and 10% of the global oceans and coasts, by 2020.
We believe that this is achievable with tourism as the main patron of this protected area network.
There are many initiatives in sustainable, responsible and/or ecotourism in the world that support the establishment, management or the further development of (a) protected area(s), or a conservation initiative in a natural area. This is done by means of finances, education or political action.
It is LT&C’s mission to promote such good examples (LT&C-Examples) globally and find ways how others can learn from them.
of the yearly tourism turn-over is needed for the management of a global complete network of protected areas.
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