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Arctic Spotlight
http://www.planeta.com/poles.html#arctic

This new topic was suggested by Miriam Geitz:
In the tourism by geography section is no natural "home" for arctic tourism, so I wondered if there would be a possibility to open a separate folder?
Best wishes, Miriam
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News item about ARctic tourism

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In October we formed the Sustainable Arctic Tourism Association with member all around the Arctic. This took place at a conference in northern Finland.

Our aim is
to provide a forum for tourism operators and other stakeholders
to launch a marketing label

And we like to get in touch with people and operators who would like to know more and maybe later become members of this association.

Peter Lugneg

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Climate change a topic for arctic tourism?

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I have the following question to the readers of this forum: does climate change play a role for your business/ work/ interest in arctic or northern tourism? Do you feel it is something that is taken into account when building a business, developing a tourism destination or engaging a community? If so, is the focus on minimizing negative impacts or also on actively reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

WWF has just started a cooperation with a tour operator in the Norwegian high-Arctic (Spitsbergen Travel) on reducing their "climate footprint", which we hope will become a pilot effort for others to follow.

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WWF Arctic Tourism & Conservation Grant 2006

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WWF is accepting applications for a small grant from tourism businesses and stakeholders for conservation-related activities or projects. The deadline is Dec 16, 2006.

For more information go to
http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we ... /index.cfm

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Arctic Tourism Update

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Tip - Search news about the Arctic online Google News
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=arctic

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FYI - Melting ice is the theme for the 2007 World Environment Day
http://www.unep.org/wed/2007/english/

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International Polar Year Poster
http://nsidc.org/pubs/education_resourc ... oster.html
Helping scientists find and use data is the mission of the National Snow and Ice Data center (NSIDC) and the Alaska Satellite Facility, also known as the "Polar Distributed Active Archive Centers," which joined together to produce the IPY Poster.

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