Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund (SEPF) announced that AECO was among the applicants that had been granted funding in this year’s second allocation. The new funding will to used for three projects related to responsible Arctic tourism.
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The Arctic expedition cruise industry steps up efforts to combat marine plastic pollution as AECO hires seasoned polar tourism professional Sarah Auffret as AECO’s new environmental agent.
Armed with NOK 2.43 million in funding, UN backing and thousands of volunteers, AECO is taking on one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time: marine plastic pollution. As part of the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, AECO will work to drastically cut back on single-use plastics on Arctic expedition cruise vessels, as well as enhance cruise passengers’ involvement in regular beach cleanups.
AECO has developed site specific guidelines for two new sites in Svalbard: Sallyhamna and Fuglehuken. With this latest addition, AECO now has site guidelines for 21 locations in Svalbard.
This week, experts are conducting inspections of Fuglehuken and Sallyhamna, two sites in Svalbard that are expected to receive an increasing number of cruise tourists. The purpose of the inspection is to develop guidelines that allow tourists to visit the sites without disturbing their unique nature and cultural remains. Unique and vulnerable areas Seeing the […]