The Kesho Trust

Linking Tourism & Conservation

image002Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C) is based on the compelling idea that tourism, the industry that benefits so much from protected natural areas, can play the most critical role in ensuring their sustained and effective management world-wide. By identifying and highlighting specific examples, LT&C facilitates the sharing of knowledge, experience and effective practices that mutually benefit tourism and nature conservation in protected areas.

LT&C is an innovative and effective shared network. It is designed to develop tools and incentives for replication of best practices and examples of sustainable tourism that supports the establishment and management of national parks and other types of protected areas. LT&C works with individuals, businesses, and governments to strengthen the benefits of both sustainable tourism and area protection and management. (mission)

LT&C envisions a world, where travellers are inspired by experiencing nature and the beauty of natural landscapes. This is supported through a global network of well-managed protected areas that represent the world’s diversity of habitats and ecosystems. Tourism business and individual tourists play a major role in supporting, implementing and sustaining this high quality network of national parks and protected nature areas. (vision)

LT&C and the Kesho Trust are partnering to improve the ability of local communities to both support and benefit from protected areas.  Our first example of working together and aiming for synergy in this collaboration involves a workshop with PECC village committee representatives in Saadani National Park in Tanzania.

LT&C website