Michael Meyer (ETE/EWS) chaired interesting Sustainable Tourism Workshop Stakeholders at the 4th Congress for Biosphere Reserves on 17th March in Lima / Peru call for “More Action on sustainable tourism, but let’s not reinvent the
More than 1000 delegates met in Lima – Peru at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves from 14-17 March 2016. It was the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves and the delegates accomplished a challenging task during the sessions. The Lima Action Plan
Buffalo in Ukraine Transcarpathia in the Ukraine was always famous for its rare kind of animals. For example the Carpathian buffalo. They were often seen in this region before the Soviet Union times. During that
During the first week of February at the National Park Zacharovanyy Kray, there was a meeting of the cooperating partners of Zacharovanyy kray and European Wilderness Society. The event also marked the start of new
There were lots of comments to my posting about wolf tourism and it is great to read that so many people are interested in the topic. So I thought I would follow up with some
Our Ukrainian colleagues attended the first meeting of Council of tourism cities and regions of Ukraine which was conducted with the support of Tourism and Resort Department of Transcarpathian Regional Administration on February 18, 2016
Wolf tourism more profitable than believed There are already areas that have wolves that make ten times more money organizing sightseeing tours than for shooting them. The wolf is the symbol of survival. No other
the European Wilderness Society develops opportunities through sharing economy while restoring more Wilderness in Europe
The European Wilderness Society launched its large scale connectivity initiative, the Pan European Green corridor network (PEGnet) at the end of last year. We are now discussing with UNEP to showcase this initiative within the
The 3rd European Ecotourism Conference took place yesterday and today in Jachranka, Poland, convening over 180 ecotourism experts from all over Europe. Michael Meyer, representing Ecological Tourism in Europe and the European Wilderness Society,
In the past decade, the importance of economic analysis of ecosystem services of protected areas has caught the attention of researchers, policy- and decision-makers. Various initiatives kept the economic values of ecosystem services at global
A recent blogpost on Sean David Smith blogpost was asking a question whether protected areas managed by the US National Park Service are national parks or amusement parks. According to the author the question raised
The Wolfsradweg (Wolf´s Bike Trail) in the saxon area of Lausitz offers you to follow the tracks of German’s first wolves, who recolonised the area in 2000. It is a great example of a sustainable tourism
Join adventure athlete Ian Adamson and ultra-marathon runner Kara Henry as they explore the Wilderness of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Excellent video on how to combine sports activities with Wilderness and bring people closer
A survey of around 900 tourism enterprises in 57 European protected areas showed that tourism companies implement sustainable policies for different reasons. Sustainability Motivations Small companies are for example more involved in taking responsibility for
Several unfinished and abandoned construction and building projects proves that there is enough space in Europe to restore Wilderness and designate 5% of our land for natural processes! We shall not waste our land for unsustainable development.
EWS partner CARPATICA offers a wildlife watching and nature tours. Massive Cranes Spring Migration, in Eastern Slovakia is a great experience.
The mobile seminar on Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas is an intensive, 2.5 week seminar for individuals involved in efforts to use tourism and outdoor recreation in protected areas.
The US National Park Service has recently published the ‘2012 National Park Visitor Spending Effects report’. The study shows that the whole National Park System (NPS), which is largely Wilderness!, received over 282 million recreation visits.
The Costa Rican News agency has just reported about a study conducted by US researchers, which suggests that ecotourism has a positive impact on poverty reduction.