"Green" your tourism enterprise. Educated tourists expect it from you. Greek nature needs it!
WWF is a non-governmental environmental organization established in 1961 with the aim to conserve nature and stop the alarmingly rapid degradation of the planet's natural environment. The WWF offices in Greece were opened in 1991 with the mission to protect the rare biodiversity of the country.
Most visitors associate Greece with antiquities, the sun and the sea; however, the country has rich and unique mountainous, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Through the creation of long-term programs, WWF Greece is fighting to prevent land loss, unorganized development and uncontrolled tourism.
WWF recently completed a study on proper applications for the promotion of mild forms of tourism, ecotourism, in protected areas.
WWF Greece proposes the following:
. A commitment by every tourist industry stakeholder for the application of the principles of mild tourist development. WWF has a standardized certification system of "codes of ethics" available to all interested ones.
. Visitors-tourists in the country should respect the sensitive ecosystems that they visit. They should demand part of their money they spend on tourism services to be invested in the protection of the environment.
. Appropriate State policy to turn ecotourism into an opportunity to support efforts for the conservation of the virgin Greek nature.
Discover the magic of the "other" Greece contribute to its conservation. Support the efforts of WWF Greece.
For further information on ecotourism and for pilot examples and capability of Greece, please refer to the Educational Program of WWF Greece (E. Svoronou, M. Symboulidou).