Tourism & Wetland Preservation

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Have you seen the Everglades?-You’re missing a beautiful as well as rich ecosystem. Responsible, sustainable tourism can play a valuable role in conserving and protecting the world’s often fragile wetlands, according to Taleb Rifai, head (Secretary-General) of the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). “Wetlands, their wildlife, and the human communities in and around them can benefit directly from tourism through entry fees, sale of local products, and so on.” Read – “Innovative Tourism Recognition by UN” - “At the same time, the ‘use’ of wetlands as tourism locations comes with certain risks. The challenge is to ensure that sustainable tourism practices are being implemented and bring benefits for wetlands, their wildlife and people… We would emphasize that tourism businesses, if well informed and prepared to adapt their operations, can certainly promote and support wetland biodiversity and the natural beauty of wetlands.” Read “Tourism as Force for Good” - World Wetlands Day: UNWTO today marks World Wetlands Day, which this year has the theme of wetland tourism, by saying it will join forces with the Ramsar Convention, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, to promote responsible tourism and recreation in wetlands worldwide. Many wetlands, from the Okavango Delta in Southern Africa to the Danube Delta in Eastern Europe and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, are in a fragile state as a result of both human and natural forces. Link to UNWTO - By Susan Sacirbey Facebook – Become a Fan at “Diplomatically Incorrect” Twitter – Follow us at DiplomaticallyX UN Photo: The reflection of a tree in the wetlands of Tasitolu lake, Timor-Leste. by Martine Perret

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"Voice of the Global Citizen"- Diplomatically Incorrect ( provide film and written reports on issues reflecting diplomatic discourse and the global citizen. Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey (@MuhamedSacirbey) is former Foreign Minister Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina at the United Nations. "Mo" is also signatory of the Rome Conference/Treaty establishing the International…

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