All too often, tourism development fails to bring together government, businesses and civil society.
Without integrated, systematic planning that takes into account the different uses of the ocean, the industry is missing out on opportunities to build the resilience of the ocean and coasts.
This is especially important in the face of increasingly unpredictable climate change.
What WWF is doing
We’re focused on reducing the footprint of the tourism sector on marine and coastal habitats, and biodiversity.
: promoting the adequate use of marine and coastal resources and increased marine protected areas, while creating economic benefits for local communities.
We advocate for:
Areas of focus
- improved environmental practice and supporting regulatory frameworks
- engaging the industry as partners and advocates in the advocacy efforts to protect marine habitats and biodiversity