- Nature and character of a place should be respected when developing or organizing active tourism activities


- Activities should be based on non-motorized movement: walking, cycling, canoeing, rowing, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, etc.


- Organize environmental friendly transportation options such as use of bicycle, car ride or using public transport.


- Take into account people with disabilities: wheelchair-bound clients should be able to use motorized transport


- Minimize negative impact on nature:

• Waste follow/ups

• Keeping groups small e.g. during hiking

• Minimize use of firewood


-Do not take groups to ecologically fragile/restricted areas (swamps, erosion-sensitive areas) but rather mark the route to help keep the permitted route


-Minimize damage on live plants and animals


-Avoid threatened habitats of the species and habitats, and keep those specie habitat information confidential

  • Materials taken to nature should be environmentally friendly
  • If needed, preferably use dead material (dead branches, pine cones, rocks, etc.) instead of living

-The nature guide should have a respectful attitude towards nature to act as an example for the tourists


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for tourists


- Keep to marked routes while in nature


- Follow regulations of the place


- Read and respect the every man's rights


-Respect and keep clean nature


- Place your waste to right places, do not toss in nature



More Information on good Practices in Nature:

Metsähallitus: Sustainable tourism principles and guidelines in tourist destinations

 Related Pages 

-What is eco efficiency?

-Information and good practices

-Waste management

-Energy Savings

-Water savings


-Various ecoefficiency indicators

-Biosphere Reserve newsletter 2013  

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