KINGSTON, Jamaica — In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean’s tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson’s private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region’s coastal resources by 2020.
Kota Kinabalu: The licensed tourist guides have been advised to update themselves on existing and latest tourism products in Sabah so as to enhance their knowledge and quality.
The sunlight poured through the canopy, casting dappled shade over Makara, a large silverback mountain gorilla, as he cast his eyes around the forest clearing, checking on the members of his harem.
With the launch of a US$ 3.83 million eco-tourism wetland conservation project, the Maldives continues to push forward with climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, aiming to serve as a model for small island states.
A major tourism destination in western Nepal faces increased risk of natural disasters following a devastating flood last year, experts have warned.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 24 2013 (IPS) - Tourism, widely regarded as the mainstay of Caribbean economies, is being challenged to remain sustainable in an era of climate change and its impact on beaches, rivers and other attractions.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is planning to makediving as one of the major drivers in promoting the Philippines. “If you come to the Philippines and you don’t like what you see on land, just stick your head under water and you will be okay,” said Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. during yes ...
There is an abundance of evidence demonstrating that a growing number of travellers are paying heed to destinations that practice environmental management, biodiversity conservation, historic restoration and cultural preservation, one of world’s leading sustainable travel watchdogs will tell del ...
The South African National Parks (SANParks) has made public its 2022 Responsible Tourism Strategy (2022 RTS).
Air New Zealand has won a major international award that recognises sustainable tourism best practice.
Tribal leaders vow to resign official posts in protest after nomads are denied access to their pastures in Serengeti 'wildlife corridor' to make way for Dubai-based luxury safari company
ABU DHABI - Having only opened to tourists six years ago to allow visitors the chance to experience the fascinating world of falcons and falconry, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) has already been nominated for an international award.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- Stingrays at an "interactive ecotourism" site have profoundly changed their ways, raising questions about its impact on marine life, U.S. scientists say.
The coordinator of the Collaborative Action for Sustainable Tourism (COAST) project has said that the goal of the project is to support and enhance the conservation of globally significant coastal and marine ecosystems and associated biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa, through the reduction of t ...
(Reuters) - Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish.
Sustainable tourism requires regional collaboration, according to a joint communiqué issued by agencies involved
Growing up in Southern, California, for Dave the oceans was one of his first connections to nature.
Spring break provides an incredible opportunity to do some volunteer work and have a vacation too. A key is ensuring that any community service projects you are interested in are actually sustainable, ongoing efforts into which the local community is fully invested.
To save the forest that protects us from the wrath of nature, we need to respect its secrets and behave responsibly. It is also time we develop guidelines and restrict mass tourism that threatens the vegetation and wildlife of the world's largest mangrove, the Sundarbans.
The East African region is leading the world in ape tourism, a UN official said on Sunday. UN Conservation Program, Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Programme Coordinator Doug Cress told journalists in Nairobi that appropriate government intervention have helped the region to reap economi ...
The tourism industry in Cape Town is going green… and making some green while they’re at it. Answering the call of tourists who want to enjoy the city’s natural beauty without damaging it, government, NGO and private initiatives that offer environmentally friendly holidays are attracting plenty ...
In its on-going effort to cut global tourism emissions, UNWTO brought together experts from United Nations agencies and Oxford University at UN climate change talks in Qatar to present the latest strategies helping to reduce tourism’s contribution to global warming.
Mozambique has established Africa's largest coastal marine reserve, and there are hopes it could prove to be the key to prosperity for the coastal population.
Considering Africa's potential in biodiversity, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has pledged its support to African countries to develop sustainable tourism through the management and protection of national parks.
The postcards portray sand, sea and sun. But key players in the Caribbean tourism industry are warning that it's time to shift gears away from the region's threatened coastlines and instead promote inland attractions like biodiversity.
The Galápagos draws visitors to see amazing plants and wildlife found nowhere else in the world.
ASUNCIÓN DEL QUIQUIVEY, Bolivia , Sep 12 2012 (IPS) - The Tsimane Mosetene people in Bolivia’s Amazon jungle region have found a tool to preserve their habitat and way of life: a community ecotourism project that won a United Nations-sponsored international award.
DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Tourists in Hawaii intent on seeing dolphins up close may be disturbing the animals' daytime rest periods and driving them from safe habitats, researchers say
High court decree condemned by environmentalists as well as those who earn their living from the endangered beast
A shadow has hung over the Galapagos Islands since the death in June of its most famous resident, the giant tortoise Lonesome George, and the islands are worried by the impact of his death on the tourist industry.
YEOSU, South Korea—For its powdery sand beaches, crystal clear waters and extensive marine biodiversity, the Philippines is not only attracting potential tourists here but also great allies in the protection and preservation of its abundant coastal and marine resources.
Up to 100 wild elephants are being captured from the wild each year in Burma, to smuggle into Thailand for tourist destinations
NEW DELHI — India’s top court banned tourism in tiger reserves across the country Tuesday in a ruling that aims to protect the endangered big cats but may disrupt travel plans for droves of tourists who booked stays at the hundreds of hotels that have sprung up deep inside the forests.
NEW DELHI: All tourist operations within 5km of all 600 plus tiger reserves, national parks, sanctuaries and wildlife corridors in the country will soon have to fork out a minimum of 10% of their turnover as " local conservation fee"…
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - A voluntary tax on tourists who visit the luxury resorts and white sands of the Maldives could raise up to $100 million a year towards the country's aim to become carbon neutral by 2020, President Mohamed Waheed said.
Botswana urgently needs policies to facilitate climate change adaptation to protect the Okavango Delta, the country's most lucrative tourist attraction, according to a new study.
[GABORONE] Botswana urgently needs policies to facilitate climate change adaptation to protect the Okavango Delta, the country's most lucrative tourist attraction, according to a new study.
KINGSTON, Jun 6, 2012 (IPS) - Experts here fear that that the impact of climate change on Jamaica's fragile ecosystems will worsen the ravages of human activity and destroy the country's tourism industry.
Severely affected by recent turmoil across its northern frontiers, Nigerien tourism pins hope on river valley attractions to play a major role in rebuilding its tourism industry in the upcoming years. Even though the river itself is threatened.
Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the humans who live there, a unique long-term study shows.
The federal government has proposed a mandatory 100-metre buffer zone between whales and the people who watch them in Canadian waters.
Keeping the Right Balance is the theme of a major conference taking place in Guyana.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 15, 2012) — Wild orangutans that have come into contact with eco-tourists over a period of years show an immediate stress response but no signs of chronic stress, unlike other species in which permanent alterations in stress responses have been documented, new research from an ...
Feeding sharks at offshore dive sites does not appear to adversely affect shark behaviour, according to a new study into the booming ecotourism industry.
Research and exploration in the Neotropics are extraordinary, life-changing experiences.
A decade ago Gabon set aside 10% of its land for national parks. It wanted to become Africa's version of Costa Rica - a magnet for eco-tourists. But turning Gabon's natural assets into tourist cash has been tougher than expected.
SUNDERBANS (WB): Sunderbans, the largest mangrove forests on earth, would be brought in the world tourism map and a task force had been created for the purpose, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
KOLKATA, Jan 16, 2012 (IPS) - In the eastern city Kolkata, a tourist just back from a holiday in India’s Andaman islands last week boasts he threw bananas to Jarawa tribe members and secretly photographed them when their car passed through a jungle.
USHUAIA, Argentina, Jan 10, 2012 (Tierramérica) - An innovative responsible tourism initiative in the Beagle Channel - a narrow strait linking the Atlantic and Pacific near the southernmost tip of South America - ensures the compatibility of the observation and conservation of unique bird and ma ...
A tourist's encounter with gorillas in Uganda has become an Internet sensation—and a reminder of the pros and cons of wildlife tourism.