Project Dialogue Boards
The series of dialogue boards focusing on the involvement of nature, environmental, leisure, sport and tourism associations in the implementation of the national strategy on biological diversity ihas been completed. A documentation of the outcomes is available in German.
Strategy for sustainable tourism development of the Carpathians
At its 4th Conference of the Parties in September 2014, the Parties to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) adopted a joint strategy for sustainable tourism development in the mountain region. The project for developing the strategy was supported by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and coordinated by ETE.
Good practices of sustainable tourism in the Carpathians
Fourteen best practices from the seven Carpathian countries show how sustainable tourism development contributes to local communities and helps to preserve the natural and cultural heritage.
Training tool on biodiversity and tourism
The 'Schulungsmodul Biologische Vielfalt und Tourismus' is a training tool for the capacity building of tour guides which aims at rising the awareness of biodiversity and giving practical guidelines for the implementation of conservation of biodiversity in tourism operations. Additionally, there is an introduction sheet for the training module.
Code of practice: tourism and biological diversity
The code of practice establishes a basis for optimizing cooperation, tourism projects and tourism products in order to support sustainable forms of nature tourism.
Tourism and nature conservation
The brochure introduces best practice examples from the work of the NGOs in the fields of cooperation and environmentally friendly tourism products.
Principles and strategy on tourism and biodiversity
The Working Group on Tourism and Biodiversity established general principles on tourism and biodiversity as well as a common strategy to support the National Strategy on Biodiversity.
General Principles: Leitbild zu Tourismus und biologischer Vielfalt (970 KB, German)
Sustainable tourism products for children and young people
The brochure gives an overview of sustainable tourism products offered by NGOs for children and young people, being of interest for tour operators specialising on children and youth travel.
Recommendations for tourism and quality labels
The recommendations show how to integrate the needs of conservation of biodiversity into selected tourism and quality labels.