Biodiversity Alliance – For Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean!

 

Sustainable tourism can protect biodiversity in the Caribbean! A GNF project in cooperation with the GIZ.

 
 

Your donations make it possible to maintain biodiversity in the Caribbean. Thanks to your help, we were able to:

  • reach the necessary equity for the project
  • serve an advisory role during project implementation
  • stay engaged longer than 12 months and intensify our work
  • share our project experience with other countries

 

As a project sponsor you will receive regular updates on our project, sponsorship confirmations, our newsletter, and suggested conventions.

 

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A Paradise is Threatened!

Central American countries draw in tourists with their dreamlike beaches and grandiose nature. More plants and animals are at home here than anywhere else in the world. Deforestation, gold mining, and poaching have already destroyed many species. The growing tourist industry and intensive agriculture have hurt  other parts of this paradise.

 

Tourism – A Curse or a Blessing?

Tourists are attracted by exotic animals, coral reefs, and rain forests. The enormous land usage of hotels, airports, freeways, and the impacts of untreated wastewater, disastrous dumps, polluted and trashed beaches, and the intensive exploitation of the sea has had serious consequences for biodiversity.

 

Take the Opportunity!

According to the goals of the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), we advise companies and motivate them to take measures to protect biodiversity. Tourist advisors and corporate leadership are trained, giving them the knowledge to implement actions and spread conservation practices throughout their own operations. Hotels, travel agencies, providers of recreational activities, and the food industry are our target groups.

 

Maintain Diversity of Species

Biodiversity in the oceans is just as fascinating as what we find on land. However, sea turtles, dolphins, wales, and manatees that live in coastal waters are especially vulnerable when killed by tourist activities like jet skiing, kite surfing, speed boating, and diving. A less impactful form of eco-tourism would offer an additional incentive for protecting these threatened animals. 

 

Our Project Helps by:

  • Working with the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to evaluate the negative impacts from resorts and recreational activities in the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
  • Training tourism experts through biodiversity seminars and guiding them in advising hotel resorts and providers of recreational activities on activities they can take to better protect coastal and marine biodiversity.
  • Providing large and small companies Biodiversity-Checks and guides combined with a training program to assist the tourist sector in reducing their negative impacts and motivate them to participate in biodiversity projects. 
  • Expanding this concept to the food industry in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Panama. Hotels and restaurants are motivated to purchase products from environmentally friendly farm operations. Farmers are encouraged to create and support biodiversity corridors.
 

Bank Details

GLS-Bank Bochum

IBAN: DE 53 4306 0967 8040 4160 00

BIC: GENODEM1GLS

Key Word: Caribbean Biodiversity

 

Global Nature Fund (GNF)

Contact person: Manuela Uhde

Head of Marketing, Finances and Administration

Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4

78315 Radolfzell, Germany

Phone: +49 7732 9995-85

Fax: +49 7732 9995-88

E-mail: uhde@globalnature.org

Webpage: www.globalnature.org

 
 Baden mit Meeresschildkröten

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 Traumhafte Strände, Palmen, Sonne ... so stellt man sich die Karibik vor.
 Paradise beaches and green hotel complexes simulate an intact natural habitat, however, this habitat is threatened by unsustainable tourism.
 Seekuh

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 Close to nature and sustainable—this is how you enjoy the natural wonder of the Caribbean with a clear conscious.
 Analyze and evaluate. Train and motivate. Protecting biodiversity is a difficult path, but it pays off for everybody!
 Shock by the roadside—no tourist wants to see this, let alone support it!
 Das perfekte Strandleben unter Palmen

Further information about our project "Biodiversity in the Caribbean" are available on our webpage.

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