Leveraging sustainable tourism to conserve biodiversity
10YFP STP Portfolio: Leveraging sustainable tourism to conserve biodiversity – UNDP building the proof of concept
UNDP-supported projects, with financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), are bringing innovative models and schemes to help countries leverage the benefits of sustainable tourism for development. With successful experiences in Cape Verde, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Seychelles, and Panama, among others, UNDP supports aiming at mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into the tourism sector. UNDP is also helping communities and management authorities of protected areas to diversify and make their sources of income more sustainable.