Given a thumbs up by the native entrepreneurs who participated, the informative and inspirational occasion will hopefully enhance rewilding-related nature-based tourism within the space.
As an integral a part of rewilding efforts throughout Europe, Rewilding Europe is consistently working to develop and help financial alternatives for these concerned in sustainable, nature-based tourism. As certainly one of Europe’s final true wild areas, Swedish Lapland has large potential for such tourism, and alternatives will multiply as rewilding efforts right here proceed to make progress.
With this in thoughts, a collaboration between Rewilding Sweden and the Swedish Ecotourism Society noticed a productive wildlife watching and pictures workshop held on the Treehotel in Harads, within the Lapland rewilding space, in August.
The workshop, which was designed to boost the profile of wildlife watching as a enterprise mannequin with native nature tourism firms, was attended by 9 Swedish Lapland-based tourism entrepreneurs.
“I feel the workshop was actually helpful for all of us,” mentioned Pontus Frank of Explore Luleå after the occasion. “We shared our ideas and experiences and picked up some actually helpful ideas and concepts from the specialists.”
The workshop leaders have been Marcus Eldh and Peter Rosén. The duo shared their large perception and expertise of wildlife watching and pictures with the individuals, together with info on learn how to give guided excursions, gear, photographic expertise and methods, and advertising and gross sales.
Dwelling within the Swedish village of Sundborn, Marcus has been operating award-winning nature tourism firm (and European Rewilding Network member) WildSweden since 2003. He typically provides lectures on attracting guests from greater than 75 nations to observe moose within the municipality of Skinnskatteberg, whereas certainly one of WildSweden’s safaris was named one of many “50 excursions of a lifetime” by Nationwide Geographic Traveler Journal.
Peter Rosen is a famend photographer, videographer and pictures information. His Lapland-based firm LapplandMedia & PhotoAdventures AB has been organising photograph excursions and supplying photos internationally for almost 20 years, with a selected concentrate on the Aurora Borealis.