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1 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006

2 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Tourism Between 1950 and 2003 tourism grew at a rate of 7% worldwide (UNWTO). In 2004, 760 million tourists spent $622 billion, creating over 73 million jobs directly, and a further 200 million indirectly. Tourism accounts for up to 40% of GDP in developing countries, and is the major source of foreign exchange of 37 countries. 100% growth from in 23 hotspot countries

3 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Tourism Industry

4 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 CI’s Global Tourism Capacity Conservation International Regional Program Division Tourism and Leisure Program CELB Regional Programs Conservation Funding Division Ecotourism Program Verde Ventures CEPF

5 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Cruise Lines -reducing the environment footprint of cruise ships -promoting ways that the cruise lines and their passengers, crew and business partners can help conserve biodiversity in the areas that the ships visit Creation of the Ocean Conservation and Tourism Alliance, a partnership with the cruise line industry:

6 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Hoteliers -Produced, in partnership with the International Business Leaders Forum, the Sustainable Hotel Siting, Design and Construction. Nine of the world's largest hotel companies - including Marriott, Hilton and Starwood - supported the development of the book and are determining how best to implement the principles.

7 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Tour Operators -Developing practical guidebooks for a variety of key audiences including communities, small business owners, hoteliers, marine recreation providers and tour operators.

8 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Regional Program Activity Guyanas –Ecolodge in the Central Suriname Nature Reserve Madagascar –Tourism policy advisor

9 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Capacity Building -Tourism Assessment Process manual, for use by donors and practitioners -Ecotourism Learning Program a partnership with the George Washington University to develop and provide training. -Global Tourism Portal Knowledge management and information center

10 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Conservation Funding -Verde Ventures investment Fund, have invested US$1.2 Million in tourism businesses whose operations conserve biodiversity; for example enabling Wildlife Adventures to expand a lodge on Ibo Island, Mozambique. -CEPF invested over US$1 Million in community tourism enterprises

11 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Strategy Establish mechanisms for tourism to finance conservation. 2. Promote policy and destination planning that conserves biodiversity in protected areas. 3. Foster industry practices that minimize and offset negative biodiversity impacts. 4. Build the capacity of entrepreneurs to develop tourism businesses that generate biodiversity and human welfare benefits. 5. Develop a learning system to drive conservation-focused tourism programs Strategic Tourism Meeting 2004 –Key Findings:

12 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Establish Mechanisms for Tourism to Finance Conservation - Financing Mechanisms -Direct Contributions from Private Sector -Concessions and Trust Funds

13 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Promote Better Planning in Protected Areas Tourism in Protected Areas Training Institutional Learning Knowledge from Partners i.e. TNC, IUCN, UNESCO, WWF

14 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Foster Industry Practices That Minimize and Offset Negative Biodiversity Impacts. -Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative (MARTI) -Ocean Conservation and Tourism Alliance (OCTA) -GEF/Rainforest Alliance Collaboration -Best Practices for Tour Operators

15 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Build Capacity to Generate Biodiversity and Human Welfare Benefits Value Chain Approach Facilitating Private Sector Partnerships Community-based Training

16 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Learning System Knowledge Management Communication Tools Information Dissemination Program Exchanges

17 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Tourism Resources Learning.conservation.org Eroom.conservation.org leisure

18 How Tourism Can Deliver Conservation Outcomes - Tourism Brown Bag - 08 May 2006 Thank you for Coming!


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