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Tourism



Zero: Relevant lobbyists and questionnaires


Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia

One: Published Policy and press releases

Principal Spokesperson: Platform Chair

View The Green Farm Plan in the official 2004 platform.

This item is not yet in the official platform.

Please see Backgrounder below for draft information on this policy item.

Two: Speaking Points

A list of "Sound Bites" that can be used by candidates

Three: A Backgrounder

Version: 15
ECOTOURISM IN CANADA

Thrust: Community
Policy: The GPC will promote Canada’s unique ecotourism

Planks:

  • Support the preservation of all regions of biodiversity by finalizing the parks system across the country.
  • Develop programmes to manage and market our ecological resources and to preserve the diversity of our natural ecosystems
  • Enhance the Endangered Species Act to offset the loss of threatened plants and animals
  • Legislate the setting aside of core reserves, corridors and buffer zones free from permanent human habitation and resource exploitation
  • Increase funding for implementing the findings from the 2002 Quebec Declaration on Ecotourism
  • Raise the profile of Canada for Ecotourism
  • Provide incentives to communities for the development and marketing of local Ecotourism
  • Set aside funds from tourism revenues to convert Crown Lands from commercial forestry to Ecotourism

Values: Ecotourism supports Sustainability, Community Based Economics and Ecological Wisdom.

Background:
  • Habitats and entire ecosystems are cleared with little or no regard for species loss
  • First Nations land claims are often not resolved before forests are harvested
  • Canada with many unique biodiversity features has an opportunity to expand its Ecotourism Sound development of the Ecotourism industry will generate local community prosperity while protecting sustainable ecosystems


Principle: Economic prosperity must be generated through sustainable ecological best practices

Description - The GPC will promote the use and preservation of our forests and parks for current and future generations. Biodiversity is an essential component of green policy


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