The Indonesian government plans to close the island to the public from January next year in a bid to conserve the rare reptiles.The scheme also involves moving about 2,000 villagers off the island...It is hoped that closing the island to tourists will cut the risk of poaching and allow a recovery
A proposed ra’ui on the Ava’avaroa passage to ban all activity is looming over tour operators.The Aronga Mana of Titikaveka are looking to consult with the Ministry of Marine Resources on a 24/7 ra’ui.They are concerned the passage’s deadly rip poses serious safety concerns, and worried abo
As many readers are aware, Te Ipukarea Society, with the support of the Tourism Industry Council and Cook Islands Tourism authority, has recently launched an eco certification scheme for tourism operators. Link to the full article below.
The Indonesian government announced today, Friday, July 19, 2019, that it will ban tourism by closing Komodo Island in 2020. Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to over 5,000 Komodo lizards, often called Komodo Dragons.
This is the second webinar in a series of three, following on from Finance Tools for Coral Reef Conservation: An Overview webinar and will be hosted by David Meyers of the Conservation Finance Alliance and Venkat Iyer of the UN Environment.
The certification often referred to as eco accreditation or green accreditation is a joint project between the National Environment Service through the Ridge to Reef project, Te Ipukarea Society, the Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council, and the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.Click on the link
Tourism Minister Taukelina Finikaso said the new policy should incorporate a rebranding of the country's tourism sector in response to the climate crisis. Click on the link below to read the full article.
The rapid rise in tourism is mostly because of expanding middle classes in many countries. More people are able to afford vacations and travel, particularly in China. Click on the link below to read the full article.