Beltram G. Park Škocjanske jame, Sustainable Tourism and Wetland Management

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1. Forging Targets and Solutions for Rivers and Water Ecosystem Restoration Seminar 16-18 November 2011, Ljubljana …

1. Forging Targets and Solutions for Rivers and Water Ecosystem Restoration Seminar 16-18 November 2011, Ljubljana
2. The Ramsar Mission "the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world"
3. Wetland Functions and Values Wetland Diversity
4. The Wise Use Concept "the maintenance of their ecological character, achieved through the implementation of ecosystem approaches, within the context of sustainable development" "Wise use" therefore has at its heart the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources, for the benefit of humankind.

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  • 1. Forging Targets and Solutions for Rivers and Water Ecosystem Restoration Seminar 16-18 November 2011, LjubljanaSustainable Tourism and Wetland Management Gordana Beltram, PhD Director, Park Škocjanske jame, Slovenija
  • 2. The Ramsar Mission"the conservation and wise use of allwetlands through local and national actionsand international cooperation, as acontribution towards achieving sustainabledevelopment throughout the world"
  • 3. Wetland Functions and Values Wetland Diversity
  • 4. The Wise Use Concept "the maintenance of their ecological character, achieved through the implementation of ecosystem approaches, within the context of sustainable development""Wise use" therefore has at its heart the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources, for the benefit of humankind.
  • 5. Sustainable Tourism Development• COP11: Wetlands, Tourism and Recreation, June 2012, in Bucharest, Romania• <35% of Ramsar Sites around the world record some level of tourism• Consider all wetlands
  • 6. An Ecosystem ServiceEnsuring well-managed tourism practices in andaround wetlands and educating tourists on thevalue of wetlands contributes to the health ofthe worlds wetlands and the long-term benefitsthat wetlands provide to people, wildlife,economics, and biodiversity.
  • 7. Sustainable Tourism in Wetland AreasTourism can play a very important role inconservation issues if environmental awarenessand conservation messages are part of well-managed tourism activities. www.ramsar.org
  • 8. Wetlands and Tourism 2012 Campaign• How can tourists contribute to local economies, conservation goals, education and raise awareness about the benefits of wetlands?• How can recreation encourage conservation?• How can local NGOs partner with wetlands managers for best practices to maintain or increase biodiversity and ecosystem health?• How many ways can wetlands managers and tourism planners integrate sustainable tourism and recreation into well-managed wetlands?
  • 9. Welcome to Park Škocjanske jame! Foto: Borut Lozej,PŠJ