Engaging people with nature and gaining their support

The National Trust wanted to develop a strategy to welcome people, engage the audience in natural issues, and preserve the island through powerful experiences with nature. It implies the creation of a variety of activities to adapt to different audiences.

Tackling the issue of waste and involving tourists in the process

Mausund is located at the heart of marine currents, which drag much waste that ends stuck on the islands. Therefore, Mausund faces two challenges: collecting and managing the waste (1,500 m 3 were picked up by Mausund Feltstasjon in 2021) and raising awareness of tourists without discouraging them from coming because of marine litter. Nevertheless, […]

Managing change at the coast by the ‘Shifting Shores’ approach

The island of Brownsea is a subject to coastal erosion and rising sea levels. Parts of the harbour are already changing, a phenomenon which was already predicted by old data from 50 years ago: some parts of UK, including Brownsea, are sinking. Since the 1970s new infrastructures have been built along the coastline such as; […]

Women of Kerkennah, leaders of a sustainable tourism development

On Kerkennah, local handcraft has always been part of the island’s culture and heritage. The municipality of Kerkennah worked together with local associations and stakeholders to promote this heritage by including it in a larger tourism development plan.

Producing local sustainable fish and seafood in Brownsea

The Island of Brownsea, United Kingdom, has limited food production. The island’s buying of food has then to be sustainable to reduce the negative impacts on the environment, especially due to tourism consumption. Local women, with the support of SMILO, the Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union, cooperated to address this issue and develop […]

In Lastovo, the olive oil production promotes sustainable tourism

Lastovo is the most remote island in Croatia. The access to many resources, including tourism, is complicated for this territory and its inhabitants. Local institutions and entrepreneurs cooperated to find sustainable alternatives to develop tourism on the island, based on a traditional local product: olive oil.

Sustain local agriculture to counter malnutrition and environmental impacts

On the island of Ibo, Mozambique, SMILO and its Fund for Islands are financing a project to develop sustainable agriculture at local level in order to counter malnutrition. This project is implemented by Istituto Oikos, in direct collaboration with the Serviços Distritais das Actividades Economicas (SDAE), the operational branch of Government of Ibo in charge […]

Diversifying tourism in Paros to mitigate mass tourism effects

The island of Paros welcomes more than 720,000 visitors each year, most of them coming in a narrow time during summer. To counter the negative effects of mass tourism, the local stakeholders, partly led by women initiatives, implemented initiatives to diversify the resources coming from tourism, in activity and on time.