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.
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AVN disseminates a low-carbon, energy-efficient sustainable building alternative in West Africa, the Nubian Vault (NV). Using only raw earth, a locally available material, the NV technique allows the construction of sturdy, weather-resistant buildings. Its innovative market-based programme is designed to address housing and construction issues (both for private and public use) while creating additional income opportunities for rural smallholder households and enhance local economic development.