Ecotourism, support for conservation projects and “Climate compensation”
Wild Nature Photo Adventures organize photo tours and photo workshops based on ecotourism principles.
We budget for an active financial contribution from each tour, to support conservation projects in several of the areas we visit. Since 2018 and up until today we have contributed with an active financial support of around SEK 100 000 to a mix of conservation projects, nature areas and threatened species. See the list of our conservation commitments below.
We primarily work with local photographers, travel agents, guides, drivers and lodges/hotels so that the main part of our economic footprint stays locally and will benefit local communities.
We have local partners working together with conservation and environmental programs, that support waste management and water management, as well as promote staff training.
Climate compensation is a controversial concept. Many people believe that you buy yourself free through dubious funds and fictitious payments. Wild Nature has chosen to financially support the Cool Earth project, which makes it possible for people in vulnerable tropical forest areas to stay in their home areas without having to cut or sell the forest to large companies. Ecosystems, water and local communities benefit from these forests, which can continue to do their important job of binding carbon dioxide, and housing fantastic biodiversity.
Read more about Cool Earth here. Sir David Attenborough is the mentor of the project.
This financial compensation is included in the total contribution we make to nature conservation. We always strive to travel with as much environmental consideration as possible.