LT&C: Towards a Gobal Network of Protected Areas
LT&C Examples: outstanding examples of tourism supporting protected areas
Promoting Tourism Best Practices for Nature
Linking Tourism and Conservation (LT&C) is a nature conservation NGO supporting the expected UN-Goal of creating a global protected area network by 2030, which covers 30% of the different marine and terrestrial ecosystems and habitats on earth (the "30×30 Goal"). LT&C works to make the tourism industry a leading actor contributing to the 30×30 Goal, through knowledge sharing, education, network building and advocacy.
TrainingAid is pleased to partner with LT&C, starting with our cooperation in developing and disseminating the virtual panel article on tourism and biodiversity - "Nature Positive Tourism as a Solution for Protecting, Restoring and Reviving Biodiversity" - including contributions by LT&C leaders and members.
Our partnership supports LT&C's work in:
- Identifying and profiling best cases (LT&C-Examples);
- Promoting and educating stakeholders about LT&C Example destinations;
- Facilitating collaborative efforts to replicate best practices;
- Working with and supporting partners helping create tangible solutions for conservation;
- Helping tourism align with the UN-Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD);
- Building a global network of tourism and conservation advocates.
More about LT&C and Its Members
LT&C provides examples from all over the world, where tourism supports national parks or other types of protected areas.
LT&C is a global network of members ("penguins") with competence and interests in both tourism and conservation, creating synergy and facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise among our members.
✓ Tourism depends on nature.
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. 50% of all tourists visiting foreign countries make use of protected areas (IUCN).
✓ Tourism can help protect natural areas.
5% 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. 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.