LT & C

Seminars 2010

The LT&C initiative started in May 2007 at a Linking Tourism & Conservation workshop held in Arendal, Norway. The ideas of LT&C were further developed at a seminar held in June 2010. The 2010 seminar focused on how tourism and biodiversity protection can create a win-win situation in Marine Protected Areas. Specific criteria that can be used to recognize LT&C destinations were identified and the relations to the work of other organizations and certification schemes were explored.

LT&C Seminar in Arendal, Norway June 4-6, 2010

Facilitator: Lee Langstaff, Facilitation and Mediation Services
LT&C Panel: Peter Prokosch, GRID-Arendal,  Louisa Wood, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

Agenda [PDF ] 

Summary [PDF]

Outcomes from the seminar  [PDF]


Session 1 – Existing and potential examples of LT&C

Peter Prokosch, GRID-Arendal (Norway)
Introduction to the “Linking Tourism & Conservation” initiative.
Peter Prokosch_GRID.pdf (1 mb)

Harald Marencic; Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (Germany)
In what way can Europe’s largest marine protected area – the Wadden Sea World Heritage site –serve as an example of successful LT&C?
Marencic_Wadden Sea.pdf
(3 mb)

Stein Tore Pedersen; Governor of Svalbard (Norway)
How has Svalbard continued to develop as an example of functioning LT&C?
ST Pedersen_Svalbard.pdf (646 kb)

Klaus Lengefeld; GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) (Germany)
How is tourism supporting marine biodiversity conservation and protected area plans in places such as the Maldives and Palau, and what are the role and interests of tourism stakeholders in marine conservation?
Klaus Lengefeld_GTZ criteria.pdf (1 mb)

Peter Fries; Environmental Communications (Australia)
How a visitor fee is protecting the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Louisa Wood; WCMC (UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre) (UK)
A private sector approach to marine conservation: The case of Chumbe Island Coral Park.
Louisa Wood_Chumbe.pdf (3 mb)

Stanislav Fomin; WWF Barents Sea (Russia)
Arctic protected areas in the Barents Sea region and their potential for LT&C.
Stanislav Fomin_WWF Russia.pdf (2 mb)

Paul Arthur Berkman; Scott Polar Research Institute (UK)
Antarctic Conservation and Tourism (can the process of developing marine protected areas through the Antarctic Treaty System be positively influenced by tourism?)
Berkman_Antarctica.pdf (1 mb)

Sandra Zicus; International Antarctic Institute (Australia)
Antarctic Tourism: Harnessing the potential
Sandra Zicus_Antarctic Tourism.pdf (2 mb) | Sandra Zicus_Antarctic (37 mb)

Daniela Liggett; Gateway Antarctica (New Zealand)
Practical Implications: Tourism and Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic
Daniela Liggett_Antarctica practical impl.pdf (2 mb)

Egil Roll; Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management (Norway)
Norway’s plans for new marine protected areas – which MPAs could quality for LT&C?
Egil Roll_MPAs in Norway.pdf (1 mb)

Ingunn Sørnes; Innovation Norway (Norway)
How could LT&C be applied in Norway?
Ingunn Sornes_Innovation Norway.pdf (1 mb)

Session 2: Criteria, certification possibilities, relations to other organizations

Oliver Hillel; CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) Secretariat (Canada)
How can LT&C play a meaningful support role for future protected areas targeted by the CBD?;

Catalina Etcheverry; TSC (Tourism Sustainability Council) (USA)
How can LT&C initiative be linked synergistically with TSC, e.g. through projects under the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism?
Catalina Etcheverry_TSC.pdf (2 mb)

Charles Arden-Clarke; UNEP-DTIE (France)
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism: How is LT&C seen as a member and where can it produce synergy with other members/activities?
Charles Arden-Clarke_GPST.pdf (1 mb)

Cecilie Smith-Christensen; Nordic World Heritage Foundation (Norway)
UNESCOs World Heritage Convention: Towards a World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Community of Best Practise.
Cecilie Smith-Christensen_NWHF.pdf (716 kb)

Gordon Sillence; ECOTRANS/DESTINET Network for Sustainable Tourism Development (Portugal)
LT&C using the DestiNet Sustainable Tourism Information Portal
Gordon Sillence_DestiNet.pdf (5 mb)

Klaus Lengefeld; GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) (Germany)
How, and following which criteria could tourism be linked with conservation in development projects supported by Germany?
Klaus Lengefeld_GTZ criteria.pdf (1 mb)

Session 3: Ways to make LT&C cases visible and serve as resources for learning, up-scaling, replication and investments

Tom Selänniemi; Tour Operator’s Initiative for Sustainable Development (Finland)
Tour Operators, Investment and Sustainable Tourism Development – Mission Impossible or a Match Made in Heaven?
Tom Selanniemi_TOI.pdf (1 mb)

Louisa Wood; WCMC (UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre) (UK)
Protected Planet – A new platform for protected areas data management.
Louisa Wood_Protected Planet.pdf (2 mb)

Jean-Nicolas Poussart: GRID-Arendal (Norway)
Development and trends in on-line data management and communication.
JN Poussart_GRID communication.pdf (2 mb)