CBD COP11: How to help ecotourism put down roots

Ron Mader, Editor, Planeta.com interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 09/10/2012 – Ron Mader, editor of the eco-tourism site Planeta.com, says that if ideas being floated at COP11 to enable more sustainable tourism and better biodiversity protection are to come to fruition, governments will have to change the status quo.

Governments typically have separate departments for the environment and tourism, but they will need to start talking to each other if there is to be any serious progress developing the ecotourism industry, says Mader.