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  • 1. Potential of Sustainable Tourism for Development Cooperation WGL Workshop, Prague, 24th January 2011 Case Study: Katako Kombe (Maniema Province)
  • 2. Sustainable tourism
    • necessity to optimise effects of tourism on the environment
    • support of responsible tourism as an instrument of
      • environmental education
      • building-up and promotion of relationships to nature
      • keeping the traditional rural life style
      • sustainable use of natural resources
      • strengthening the cultural identity
      • protection of the landscape character
  • 3. Great Britain Foto: G ilbert – Litt 1939 Simple negative definition of sustainable tourism
  • 4. An d what about virgin nature? To penetrate?
  • 5. Tourism in Ecologically Fragile A reas
    • Minimise negative effects on local ecosystems, landscape character and local community life via stimulation of visitors flows and environmental marketing
    • System of monitoring and manageme n t of the tourism impacts on a valuable natural territory
    • Strategy and project for sustainable tourism development
    • Establishment of the status of a specialised guide for ecotourism, training system
    • System of permanent and mutual communication of protected areas administrations with all key stakeholders
  • 6. Tradition or Inscenization?
  • 7. Geotourism ???
    • is based on geological features
    • develops getourism products
    • creates outstanding tourist experiences
    • includes exceptional interpretation
    • provides value to local communities
    • conserves geoheritage
    • should be sustainable
    • (prof. Ross Dowling)
  • 8. Ecotourism ???
    • Responsible tourism in natural (ecologically valuable) areas
    • which protects
    • environment and
    • impoves welfare
    • of local population
    • ( TIES, web: http//
    • ecotourism.org)
    • - Not to be confused with nature based tourism!!!
    • Respects (doesnt change) local social structure, supports cultural identity!!!
    • Supports (not replaces) local
    • ecomomical activities
  • 9. Geo park as geotourism and ecotourism destination???
    • geopark philosophy demanding diffrent approach to tourism development:
    • Not consuming the landsape heritage itself but its interpretation
    • Experience of own discovering,imagination
    • Active contcat of visitors with local / indigenous people
    • Supporting not replacing local economic and cultural activities
    • Relating daily life activities to our natural and cultural identity
  • 10. Czech Assistance with establishment of Rio Coco Geopark and its geo- and ecotourism
  • 11. Ecotourism and Birdwatching
    • still underestimated form of sustainable tourism, great potential especially for ecologically fragile areas
    • potencial pioneer segment: foreigner visitors with proper professional or hobby orientation who already know and want this tourism product
  • 12. Tourism Guides in Ecologically Fragile Areas
    • Authorized guide – by protected area authority (training and accreditation system)
    • Benefits?
    • Nature and landscape protection
    • - t ourism f lows r egulation (visitor management)
    • Special offer for visitors
    • - ecotourism as a top tourism product:
    • interpretation of nature and landscape values
    • - specialized tours: wild nature observing
    • Sustainable enhancement of local
    • community economy and cultural identity
  • 13. Case of Congo (Kindu surroundings)
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  • 15. Green Lungs for Green Tourism?
    • Is an area of 17 700 km 2 large and virgin enough?
    • Is the green tourism challenge or threat?
  • 16. Landscape of the Maniema region
    • Left side of the river Lualaba (upper Congo river) flat landscape with clay substrate,on the river bank outcrops of red granite
    • In various streams the diamond is extracted (mainly for production of metal cutting mashines
    • In forests lenticular bearigs of copal (copal resin for lightening (lamps), in Europe for the high quality furniture and musical instrument varnish, Kleopatra had jewelry from that.
    • Right side of the river Lualaba is mountaineous and rich in minerals. Gold, kasiterit and coltan are mined mainly in rivers by washing.
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  • 18. WGL Travel & Expeditions
    • 10 days of adventurous travelling in the heard of the Democratic R epublic of Kongo – on the middle river with local indigenous people on pirogs
    • Wild animals watching in their natural environment
    • Walking in the tropical forest and savana
    • Sightseeing of local handcraft, fishing, traditional pirogs production, colonial structures
    • Overnight in forest vill a ges an d in wild nature camps
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  • 25. Conclusion
    • Possibility of sustainable tourism development in Maniema - potential to support of the local efforts to develop themselves through their close relationship to nature
    • Basic precondition: deep traditions and local knowledge and strong respect to the built and natural environment
    • Sustainable tourism development as a part of the Maniema journey to the larger political and economic independence and environmental responsibility
    • Sustainable tourism development in the form of sustainable use of material and immaterial heritage of the Maniema region with active involvement of indigenous population
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  • 27. Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic Environmental Policy Department Phone: ++420-2-6712-2150 Mobile: ++420-602 643 054 E-mail: M artina.Paskova @ m z p .cz Thanks for your attention! Martina Pásková