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OVER-TOURISM – Wie viele TouristInnen verträgt die Welt?

 

Neues Dossier der Naturfreunde Internationale – respect erschienen.

Wien, 3. Juli 2018 

Nach Jahrzehnten des Wachstums stößt der Tourismus zunehmend an seine Grenzen: Proteste von Einheimischen, nicht mehr zu leugnende negative Auswirkungen auf die Natur und Kultur in den Tourismusregionen und rasant zunehmende Treibhausgasemissionen sind die Folge einer Tourismusentwicklung, in der Nachhaltigkeit oftmals nur als Marketingschlagwort diente. Der Begriff des „Over-Tourism“ steht den Jubelmeldungen über immer neue Tourismusrekorde gegenüber.

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A SEA OF PLASTIC
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  Leave sand castles, not plastic! –  Naturefriends International gives tips to create less plastic waste in daily life and on holiday 

Vienna, June 21 2018

Ten million tons of plastic waste go into the oceans each year. Popular destinations, such as Mallorca, Turkey, Bali or the Maldives, fight against the plastic flood on their beaches. Pictures of sea animals killed by plastic waste dampen the joyful anticipation before the holiday. A big part of that plastic waste is being produced by the tourists themselves – not only sabotaging their own holiday but also damaging sensitive ecosystems. Naturefriends International launches a campaign on how to avoid plastic waste especially during the holidays.

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Has tourism reached its limits?!
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„Over Tourism“: Our own behaviour is part of the solution.

Vienna, 8 March 2018

„Tourists go home!“ Since last year, we can hear the cries and protests from the local communities against the flood of tourists more and more often. “Over Tourism” is the new buzzword, which also plays a big part in the discussions and panels happening at ITB, the international tourism fair currently happening in Berlin. There are many reasons for the current overload at tourism hotspots – our travel and consumption patterns are part of it. 

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Living Climate Justice! In Solidarity Towards a Better Future!
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Vienna, 24th of october 2017


In the next years, Naturefriends International will put the fight against climate change and for more climate justice into the focus of its work. It makes specific politic demands and calls on politicians to act quickly.

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