Sea Turtle Friendly™ Tourism acts to reduce impacts of development and recreational activities and provides new and sustainable livelihood opportunities to protect these species. Sea Turtle Friendly™ encourages the tourism sector to take pride in their role as sea turtle stewards and in securing a long-term future for a turtle-based tourism economy. Certification also empowers tourists to select hotel and excursion options with the confidence that they are truly supporting conservation efforts. The Sea Turtle Friendly™ Tourism standards include criteria on: nesting beach management, conservation of foraging habitat, beachfront lighting, guidelines for visitor behavior near sea turtles, monitoring, community involvement, and education and outreach.
Sea Turtle Friendly™ Tourism Standards;