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26 October 2015 – A marine reserve the size of California has just been declared around the tiny Micronesian islands of Palau.

If you’re a diver, you’re smiling right now.

In this massive reserve, the largest in the Pacific, there will be no fishing or mining, but plenty of world-class diving where fish, sharks, turtles and rays will be protected. Cayla Dengate Read more.

 

September 17 2015 – A new report by World Animal Protection highlights the rise in southern Africa of elephant rides and shows, tourist attractions that are already well established in parts of Asia. Kate Nustedt, Director of Wildlife at World Animal Protection, says: “You’re taking the wild out of Africa by breaking the spirit of their elephants so they can be ridden and perform for tourists.” By Travindy. Read more.

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The E.P.A. found that emissions from airplanes endanger human health because of their contribution to global warming. Credit LM Otero/Associated Pres

The E.P.A. found that emissions from airplanes endanger human health because of their contribution to global warming. Credit LM Otero/Associated Press

10 June 2015 – The Obama administration on Wednesday said it would regulate greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes, a move that could significantly strengthen President Obama’s environmental legacy, but also present major new challenges for the airline industry.  Read more.

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Science-based ecotourism

30 April 2015 – Environmental protection can also be good for business. Here’s why the Philippines should follow Malaysia’s example and take advantage of a booming birdwatching industry to give tourism and eco-awareness a much-needed shot in the arm. Mads Bajarias. Read more.

 

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UN General Assembly: Sustainable tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and environmental protection

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A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly.

Emphasizing the need to optimize the economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits stemming from sustainable tourism, particularly in developing countries, the resolution entitled “Promotion of sustainable tourism, including ecotourism, for poverty eradication and environment protection” calls upon the UN System to promote sustainable tourism as an instrument that can contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Read more.

 

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