Tourism in Protected Areas and Covid – raising awareness through Sustainability Tribe educational events

This Saturday, 21 Nov 2020, I will be representing the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), on a panel discussion at the ‘Sustainable Tourism Event’ organised by the Sustainability Tribe.

My talk will focus on the social, environmental and economic impacts of Covid on tourism in Protected Areas, and provide suggestions to tourists and local businesses on how to mitigate the negative impacts to ensure the sustainability of tourism in natural areas. I will also talk about the trends in sustainable tourism post-Covid and the importance of raising awareness about the impacts of tourism to preserve biodiversity.


TheSustainability Tribe is theUAE’s pioneering sustainability education resource founded by a passionate sustainability industry insider, Amruta Kshemkalyani,in 2009. Over 11 years, Sustainability Tribe has changed mindsets by raising social awareness, inspired climate actions, and went on to become an urban grassroots movement. 

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About martas2912

Sustainable tourism specialist with communications, marketing and stakeholder engagement background, specialising in sustainable destination management and Protected Areas (PA) tourism. Advised and provided training on responsible tourism development for several international organizations in the Caucasus, the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe. Speaker and trainer. Mentor and an Associate Staff member at Leeds Beckett University for the MSc in Responsible Tourism Management course, focussing all academic research on mountain and PA tourism in the Caucasus
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