Protecting tourism’s biggest drawcard

The Counting Coral team installing the Sculptural Coral Gene Bank at Vomo Island.

Pacific Island nations have joined a landmark collaboration aimed at ensuring marine-based tourism adds to, rather than undermines, conservation efforts.

The initiative to develop Pacific Marine Tourism Guidelines and Code of Conduct is led by Tourism Recreation Conservation (TRC Tourism) and supported by the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

SPTO Sustainable Tourism Manager, Christina Gale says the Pacific is “confronting significant threats to marine biodiversity . . .

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