US Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs Douglas W.
Fiji is sold to tourists as the land of white sandy beaches and clear blue waters but a new resort development is threatening the Pacific nation's idyllic image. A Chinese-owned company is building a casino hotel on Malolo Island, near a world-famous surf break.
Contributions of tourism-based Marine Conservation Agreements to natural resource management in Fiji
The marine environment is vital for Fiji's tourism sector, yet industry and community partnerships to conserve it have largely gone unrecognised. A study from March to October 2017 documented the extent and scale to which ‘Marine Conservation Agreements’ (MCAs) between tourism operators and indigenous, resource owning communities are used in Fiji, and their contribution to biodiversity conservation and fisheries management.
Protected areas are a key component of any global conservation strategy. tourism provides a crucial and unique way of fostering visitors' connection with protected area values, making it a potentially positive force for conservation. Visitor experiences can be transformative. Tourism and visitor management in protected areas: Guidelines for sustainability. Tourism for an individual's personal growth and well-being, while instilling an increased sense of stewardship and support for protected area values
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This is the third in a four-part series on Moana Marae, the massive, recently enacted multiple-use marine protected area covering the Cook Islands’ entire exclusive economic zone...
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.