World Wildlife Fund Nature Breaking


How Your Vacation Can Help Protect Nature

  • Date: 30 May 2023

The link between travel and conservation goes back at least to the 1860s, when President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Act, setting aside a large area in California for “public use, resort, and recreation.” But are travel and conservation still compatible? Joining the show to help answer that question is Jim Sano, WWF’s Vice President for Travel, Tourism, and Conservation. 



You’ll hear Jim talk about how tourism dollars provide essential funding for national parks that help preserve nature (3:30), and how places like Namibia are putting conservation at the center of their tourism economy (6:15). And you’ll also hear Jim’s tips and best practices for sustainable travel (14:35).



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