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BfN Schriften 70 - Biodiversity and Tourism in the Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Case of the natural and cultural heritage of Banska Stiavnica, Slovak Republic

Tourism and sports
In May 2000, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) accepted
“the invitation to participate in the international work program on sustainable tourism development
under the Commission on Sustainable Development process with regard to biological diversity, in
particular, with a view to contributing to “international guidelines for activities related to sustainable
tourism development in vulnerable terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems and habitats of major
importance for biological diversity and protected areas, including fragile riparian and mountain
ecosystems, bearing in mind the need for such guidelines to apply to activities both within and outside protected areas, and taking into account existing guidelines”.
Christine Garbe, Michael Meyer, Jan Rohac, Peter Straka and Richard Tapper (Eds.)
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Year of publication


In June 2001, the Secretariat of the CBD with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment organized an international workshop on “Biological Diversity and Tourism” in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where the “Draft International Guidelines for Activities Related to Sustainable Tourism Development in Vulnerable Ecosystems were elaborated.

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