Knowledge Note

"A comprehensive review of the tools, resources, institutions, and platforms available to help nature-based tourism practitioners."

Nature-based tourism (NBT) plays an important role in sustainable development. It can support poverty alleviation, economic growth, and biodiversity conservation and contribute to key global agreements and frameworks, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. NBT’s singular potential to create jobs and growth, while protecting wildlife and ecosystems, makes it an enticing prospect for developing countries seeking to align those interests.

This report is a comprehensive review of the tools, resources, institutions, and platforms available to help nature-based tourism practitioners, including World Bank staff, prepare and implement projects. Trusted resources covering the core components of NBT were identified through a desk and literature review and consultations with over 100 tourism experts. The resultant compilation provides guidance for NBT practitioners at every stage of a project – from preparation to implementation and evaluation.

This Knowledge Note is a modified version of the full report titled - Tools and Resources for Nature-Based Tourism. To read the full report, click HERE.