year for Biodiversity

New report: ‘Nature Positive Travel & Tourism’ created jointly by ANIMONDIAL and the World Travel & Tourism Council and endorsed by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. 

 “Nature is essential to Travel & Tourism. It is integral for sector growth and prosperity, from its vital ecosystem services to the uniqueness it provides global destinations. More than that, nature supplies clean air, fresh water and food, it supports human development and our resilience to viral pandemics, and offers solutions to climate change. Without nature, there is no plan B.”

Devised to steer business action in support of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, the publication is packed with practical steps, advice and case studies to help businesses act for nature.  It includes feedback from more than 180 tourism businesses, consulted during its development, and learnings from leading climate scientists, biodiversity experts and international authorities. 

“The report comes ahead of COP15, when governments around the world will be creating targets to protect habitats, species and the natural environment which in turn reduces carbon emissions. Travel & Tourism is on this very critical issue, but the time for action is front line. We are all custodians of nature.”  – Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO.

Breaking down the jargon, the publication explains the issues we face and the Nature Positive Tourism approach. This is backed up with a roadmap and toolbox to enable every Travel & Tourism business to act for both climate change AND biodiversity restoration, two intrinsically linked issues that must be tackled together. 

“Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how more and more people want to engage with nature and outdoor spaces. Managing areas with rich biodiversity and charismatic wildlife requires practical and tangible actions by the tourism sector, in cooperation with destination managers and protected area authorities.The Nature Positive Travel & Tourism publication and accompanying toolbox from the WTTC and ANIMONDIAL shares practical steps, and tangible actions, that travel businesses can take to contribute towards the conservation of our natural heritage. By taking proactive approaches to support the sustainable and long-term provision of unique natural experiences, in our planet’s most special places, the tourism sector will help to sustain them for years to come.”  – Dr Anna Spenceley, FRGS; Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group

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ANIMONDIAL also provide Consultancy Services, Training and Tools to support your Nature Positive Pathway. » Find out more

Delivering Your Nature Positive Roadmap to Net Zero

Protecting animals and restoring nature is now recognised as ESSENTIAL to halting biodiversity loss and lessening climate change.

Work with ANIMONDIAL to integrate biodiversity values, assess your dependency on nature, reduce negative impacts and offer your customers Nature Positive experiences.

Action Your Nature Positive Roadmap

Discover your impact on animals and nature and identify how to better protect and restore biodiversity in the destinations you visit.

Assisting your business to define its Nature Positive commitment, select the right products and excursions, audit suppliers against industry standards, create policy and deliver trainings, and support customer communications.

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Source ANIMONDIAL-Approved, grassroots, community-led projects and experiences that protect and restore nature.

Travel and Tourism have an opportunity to become a force for good by valuing biodiversity and nature in global destinations and influencing its better protection. Let’s work towards an animal-friendly, Nature Positive, Low Carbon future.

Fulfil UN Sustainable Development Goals and so much more

Businesses taking ANIMONDIAL’S roadmap to Nature Positive tourism will meet the recommendations of industry experts and requirements of standards including UN Sustainability Goals (and many more, see here).
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