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Wildlife Tourism: A Conservation Conundrum by Martin Harper

Tourism is the single largest sector of the world’s economy, with wildlife tourism being the fastest growing part of the sector, so it’s no wonder this is a big talking point for many of us. Join RSPB’s Executive Director of Global Conservation, Martin Harper, as he shares the findings of an RSPB review on ecotourism and how we can maximise the benefits while reducing the costs which come to our environment.

Help shape the conversation by visiting Martin’s blog, where you can read more about this and leave a comment with what you would like to see the RSPB doing for tourism in a post-Covid world:

This recording will be available to watch from Friday 21st August and for 3 months afterwards.

Martin Harper is the Global Conservation Director of the RSPB. He leads the charity’s strategy for evidence, practical conservation and influence (in the UK, the 14 UK Overseas Territories and, working with the BirdLife International partnership, across the Africa-European flyway and globally where we can make a difference). He is a member of Defra’s Biodiversity Programme Board and the BirdLife European and Central Asia Committee. Away from work, Martin enjoys family life with his wife and two children. Running keeps him sane, while Arsenal FC and the England cricket team provide him with emotional highs and lows.



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