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Workshop on tourism development in protected natural areas

by Dmitry Popov last modified Dec 09, 2012

A workshop on tourism development in protected natural areas of Buryatia was held in the small hall of the People's Khural of the Republic of Buryatia on December 10, 2012.

The event was part of the Baikal International Conference "Ecology. Education. Tourism" and was supported by the UNDP/GEF project "Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem", Global Nature Fund, the Administration of the Head of the Republic of Buryatia and the Government of Buryatia, the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Buryatia and the NGO "Baikal Information Center "Gran".

According to the organizers, the development of sustainable tourism has become an important trend in activity protected areas. How to combine the increased flow of visitors and conservation of unique natural areas, minimize risk, and make nature closer and clearer - these are the questions that now need to be answered.

The president of Global Nature fund Mrs. Marion Hammerl and board member Ranveig Eckhoff shared their vision of prospects for development of nature tourism.

Author: Eduard Batotsyrenov, Baikal Institute of Nature Managment SB RAS

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