The northern territories of Pakistan are home to the majestic mountain ranges of the Himalayas. Increasing tourism activity over the last few decades has called for more responsible tourism practices, particularly along the most popular trekking routes, to preserve the fragile natural environment.

Responding to this challenge, the “Green Trekking” public advocacy campaign was launched by the Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan using social media, awareness seminar and other activities.

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Pakistan

Sectors of activity
Education, Tourism

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Civil society

Start date
01/01/2018

End date
31/12/2018

Shared by

Aftab Rana

President

Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan (STFP)

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Objectives

The campaign aims to (1) To save the natural landscape of Pakistan’s great mountain areas from the irresponsible tourism, (2) To create awareness about the best practices of eco-friendly trekking and (3) to promote the sustainable production and consumption in adventure tourism.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Knowledge resource and technical tool

  • Green Trekking Code of Conduct
  • Ethics of Eco-friendly trekking

Impact and Results

STFP has also prepared a multimedia presentation which has been shared on its website and social media page with over 5,000 followers to help raise awareness on the best practices in responsible and eco-friendly trekking In the mountain areas of Pakistan and now more and more adventure following code of ethics developed by STFP.

Next steps and how to get involved

The same initiative can be easily be replicated at other such locations. Interested stakeholders can contact us by sending an email at stfpak@gmail.com