Why LT&C?

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.

1 %

of all tourists visiting foreign countries make use of protected areas (IUCN).

Giving back

1 %

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.

Protecting 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).

We have devoted our efforts to supporting the global goal of protecting 30% of our planet by 2030 (30×30). 

We believe this is achievable with tourism as a leading contributor to a global network of protected areas.

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.

Less than

0 %

of the yearly tourism turn-over is needed for the management of a global complete network of protected areas.​

Read up on some of our "LT&C-Examples" below:

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