Wetlands, poverty reduction and sustainable tourism development

Wetlands, poverty reduction and sustainable tourism development. Tourism is a principal source of income for 83% of the developing countries; wetlands like coasts, rivers and lakes play a vital part in this success. The development of tourism is increasingly considered as a solution to poverty in wetland areas, but there are threats as well as opportunities.

To address these issues, Wetlands International is launching the brochure ‘Wetlands, poverty reduction and sustainable tourism development’ in English, French and Spanish, developed through cooperation between Wetlands International, IUCN Netherlands Committee (IUCN NL), the Dutch development organisation Cordaid, the travel organization TUI Nederland, the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention, and the Tourism & Environment Group of the Wageningen University and Research Centre. Together these organisations, along with many others, support the wise use and conservation of wetlands and the alleviation of poverty, through – among other means – the development of tourism.

Source: website of the Ramsar Convention

Updated on 9/28/2007 11:57:03 AM.