Dominica holiday, wildlife and activities

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Responsible tourism: Dominica holiday, wildlife and activities

Environment

The government of the island included in this holiday is actively involved in promoting green business and is devoting time, energy and resources to conserving its natural beauty. Recognising that the main source of income for the island is tourism, officials have taken measures to ensure that they and their visitors are good stewards to the environment.

The island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and the best way that we can help with their recovery is by visiting and supporting their efforts for sustainable tourism.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, recently made a speech stating -
“We have been put on the front line by others. We were the guardians of nature. We have not contributed to global warming. Sixty per cent of Dominica is covered by protected rainforests and has been so long before climate change. Our marine environment is similarly protected. We are on the front line and this is not a metaphorical war, or a metaphorical line. it is one in which we bury the dead, console the grieving, nurse our wounds and call out for reinforcements.”

The most remarkable part of his speech is the vision he expresses for what the island does next. “We have publicly committed to the international community that we will rebuild ourselves as the first fully climate resilient nation in the Anthropocene,” said Skerrit. “Our small island will shine the torch for others to follow.”

Community

This is a unique opportunity to help this very special island that will at the same time bring you right to the heart of the island communities. The island has worked hard in the past to promote itself as an 'eco-tourism' destination and with your help, this can be achieved again.

The local guides who will accompany you on this holiday, will offer advice on how to preserve the delicate balance of the local environment, as well as being familiar with local community life and history and will be delighted to share their knowledge with you.

The hotel at which you will stay is owner-managed and employs only people from their local community throughout their property - for construction, maintenance, gardening, and the restaurant and hotel operation. In addition, it operates on the very best of 'green' principles.

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