Tourism can contribute directly to the conservation of sensitive areas and habitats through a variety of activities, however, tourism can also negatively impact biodiversity if land and resources are excessively exploited. Therefore, biodiversity conservation and nature protection is one of the priorities tourism stakeholders must care about. Particularly, government intervention and the roles of public institutions in sustainable development and management in wildlife tourism are significant.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • China
  • Congo
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Niger

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
01/01/2017

End date
31/12/2019

Objectives

Capacity building of tourism administrations to advance the global cause of wildlife protection and conservation.
The workshops include the following learning blocks:
1. Understanding the current status of wildlife conservation ;
2. Raising awareness on the importance of wildlife conservation in sustainable tourism
development ;
3. Exchanging knowledge and identifying the challenges in wildlife tourism development;
4. Adressing and discussing important issues on policy making regarding wildlife tourism;
5. Identifying important managerial implications and recommendations for sustainable tourism development through wildlife conservation;
6. Sharing of best practices of wildlife tourism

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • Training in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 11 January 2018
  • Regional Seminar on Tourism Development and Biodiversity Protection & Training Workshop on Media Relations to NTA/NTOs in Democratic Republic of Congo

Impact and Results

More than xxx public officials have received training on tourism and wildlife protection.