- Asia / Pacific
Sectors of activity
Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising
Type of lead actor
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.
In this campaign, STFP has developed a code of ethics for the trekkers and visitors going to these mountain areas and it is being promoted through pocket sized leaflet in English and national language Urdu to educate the trekkers about the practical steps which they can take to minimize their negative impact on the natural, cultural and economic impacts. This code of ethics explains how the trekkers can reduce the dependency on firewood fuel, disposal of litter in an eco-friendly manner, help in saving wildlife and protecting the landscape beauty, using water wisely and respect local culture and customs.
STFP has also prepared a multimedia presentation which has been shared on its social media page and website to create general awareness to promote the best practices of responsible and eco-friendly trekking tips. For this purpose, the members of STFP on various occasions have also organized talks in the educational institution and youth hiking clubs in various cities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org