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Session4 04 Herve Atayi


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Presentation made at the Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States conference, 23-24 November 2017, Seychelles. A partnership of the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation, IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, University of Seychelles, Paris Tourism Sorbonne (IREST), and Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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Session4 04 Herve Atayi

  1. 1. Hotel Establishments and Protected Area Management Herve Atayi, PhD Candidate, University of Leicester Sylvanna Antha, Mphil Conservation Leadership Opportunities and Potentials
  2. 2. Introduction Seychelles islands – Important international destination for tourists with increase in number of visitors in recent years Increased Accommodation Impacts on Environment
  3. 3. Impacts of Tourism on PAs Range of impacts on marine and terrestrial environments, health, habitats and food chains Run-off Pollution Trampling
  4. 4. •Government Management – Seychelles National Parks Authority in Marine National Parks, Terrestrial Parks, small Bird Reserve •NGO Management – Nature Seychelles: Cousin Special Reserve; Island Conservation •Community Involvement – Tea Tavern Trail and Port Glaud Community Conservation in Seychelles
  5. 5. •Public Private Partnerships / Private-Private Partnerships • Increase capacity and skills in conservation •Innovative practices •Provide for sustainable financing •Participatory in Nature – visitors & locals
  6. 6. Sustainable use Corporate social responsibility Education and awareness Collaboration eco tourism Sustainable financing Benefits of Hotels in PAs Research and monitoring
  7. 7. •Setting up and maintenance of snorkeling trails •Coral Reef restoration after bleaching •Mountain trail maintenance and Development •Beach Cleaning Case Study: Cerf Island Resort and L’Habitation & Ste Anne Marine National Park
  8. 8. •Climate change •Illegal Activities •Financial •Lack of commitment •Better management and support Challenges
  9. 9. • Enhanced visitor experience that results in better conservation • Education and awareness • Local community involvement • Universities and Academic collaboration • Synergies across Protected Areas • Incorporation of actions and strategies in strategic planning What is success?
  10. 10. Collaborative benefits Building collaboration Education & awareness & media Develop good governance principles Best practices Systematic approach Recommendations & Conclusion
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