Wildlife watching responsible tourism

The diverse, fascinating and exceptional manifestations of nature of our country give meaning to ecotourism. We talk about all those natural resources that have the power to attract people interested in watching them closely. One of the star is wildlife resources. But not all wild animals work from the point of view of tourism. For tourists, the premise is usually, large and emblematic more is better. And if we have cultural references, even better. There are two groups that succeed: mammals, especially of medium and large- scale and birds. The marine fauna and some groups of insects (like butterflies) also have much appeal.

In Catalonia, surely the faunal group with a higher attraction are the birds. The possibility of seeing a great diversity with relative ease, their distribution throughout Catalonia and the presence of rare or endangered species, make it an attractive first order.

Observe wildlife is therefore an increasingly popular tourist activity, but not always practiced in a respectful manner. What impacts causes? There are alternatives?

We present some friendly tourist proposals to enjoy the wildlife of our country that we have heard here in La Fàbrica del Sol on 26 June, Xavier's hand Basra Espai Tres.

Giovanna Costantini, coordinator of the campaign "Responsible Tourism" of the FAADA and Jennifer Berengueras, project coordinator FAADA, foundation have told us what the reponsable while tourism have described to us the impact we generate on the environment and animals when they practice a wildlife watching tourism.

Carlos Santana, biologist, photographer and co-founder of Photo Logistics has developed us work lines Photo Logistics, consisting of three points: The conservation of habitats and species passes through the rural development, management of natural resources and disclosure between strategic actors and the general population.

Jordi Prieto, technical SEO / BirdLife Catalunya, explained us how to understand the ornithological tourism from SEO / BirdLife and what projects are now in their hands.

Eli Bonfill, oceanographer and co-director of Plankton, Disclosure and Marine Services, has spoken responsible tourism obsrvació marine fauna. It has also brought us two videos on Crystal Cove Ametlla de Mar: underwater Route Species you can find.

Finally Felisa Palacio, director of human resources and CSR Tarannà, explained us what responsible tourism policy in relation to the fauna of this travel agency. He has also presented us his team.