Category: Biodiversity

UNEP launches Green Fins Hub – new worldwide digital platform to encourage sustainable marine tourism

Green Fins Hub will help diving and snorkelling operators worldwide to make simple, cost-efficient changes to their daily practices by utilising tried and tested solutions.

Meet Bernanda Morales, a cultural leader keeping Costa Rica’s endangered Bribri culture alive

The Bribri leader explains how, in her village of Yorkin, just upriver from the Caribbean coast, she’s brought back the Bribri language from the brink of extinction, creating a sustainable tourism destination in the process.

What is ‘greenwashing’ and how can we avoid it while travelling?

It’s a wonderful thing that so many people are finally talking about travel being a force for good. The challenge now, though, is how do we really know who’s walking the talk?

Ghana launches ecotourism handbook

The book produced by the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission provides basic information of nature-based tourism in Ghana and the key institutions and their mandates in tourism development.

Portugal creates Europe’s largest Marine Reserve

The new reserve protects 2,677 square kilometres around the Selvagens Islands, an archipelago in the North Atlantic. Marine ecosystems face three major threats: fishing, pollution, and the climate crisis. Protecting them against the first goes a long way towards helping them survive the second two.

How a County Clare community inspired sustainable tourism around the world

Made up of 62 tourism enterprises, from cheesemongers to carbon-neutral hotels, the Burren Ecotourism Network works to conserve the area through training, initiatives and a code of sustainable practices. The Network has now been awarded the ‘Green Light’ award for sustainability from Independent.ie.

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