Initiatives Eco-tourism

The WWF thinks that all tourism will have to maintain or to improve the biological and cultural diversity, to use the resources in sustainable form and to reduce on consumption and the waste. Also one is working to develop such tourist practices people in charge in several different levels. One of them is to support ecotursticas companies of communities where these have the control on the development of the eco-tourism and have an equitable participation in the benefits. Another one is to support programs of certification for the operators of ecotursticas tours. For example, the program LINKS, that was a joint initiative of the WWF, the State of Alaska and the Association of Tourism and Wild Recreation of Alaska, is today an official project of the Arctic Council and tries to certify the businesses of Arctic tourism that operate in social and environmentally responsible form, and will attend in the market of such businesses towards the travellers. A greater impact of the tourism, but often ignored, is the originating CO2 emission of the aerial trips, that contributes significantly to global overheating and the climatic change. Accepting that in fact little people would stop traveling in order to reduce the impact in the atmosphere, the WWF is promoting a new commercial tool to evaluate the impact in the atmosphere, or ” it treads ecolgica” of one vacation.

The tool Vacacional Track calculates the environmental impact that can have one vacation anyone, examining the individual components, such as: food flights, wastes and consumption and soon suggest ” escenarios” in order to reduce this impact. In similar area, the WWF collaborates with the operator of eco-tourism of the United Kingdom, Initiatives of Discovery, which pays honorary to a plan of climatic care that makes investments in alternative technologies and renewable power products designed to resist the impact of the aerial trip. Although the certification, better regulation and to involve appropriately the local community will go far to assure that the eco-tourism is responsible, in the long run, their future will depend on take it to passengers into account. The future he is promising. In a recent survey in the United Kingdom, for example, 85% of the consulted ones said that they would prefer that their vacations did not affect the atmosphere. The growth of the sector eco-tourism during last the two decades also seems to indicate that there is interest generalized in not damaging the atmosphere while is of vacations. There are hopes that the results of the World-wide Summit of Eco-tourism, along with the work of the organizations dedicated to the responsible eco-tourism, will help to create more brings back to consciousness of the problems that affect the eco-tourism, as well as to assure that the ecoturistas inadvertently do not destroy the landscapes that visit.