Tuesday, April 04, 2006

UN wildlife tourism report

UNPulse has alerted us to the publication of a new report, Wildlife watching and tourism: a study on the benefits and risks of a fast growing tourism activity and its impacts on species, produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The report was launched at the meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Curitiba, Brazil this past week. Brief case studies – including a look at cheetah and gorilla watching in Africa – support an argument for planning for sustainable tourism. You can access the report at the CMS website.

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