The Our Land project aims to help visitors make a connection between their holiday experience and landscape conservation. Our Land seeks to discover, develop and promote the conservation stories of people running tourism businesses in protected landscapes such as the Isles of Scilly AONB.
Stories already developed by Our Land in other AONBs include B&B owners that have sensitively restored traditional buildings; farmers that, as well as diversifying into tourism, are managing the land to encourage biodiversity; locals who run courses on traditional skills from willow weaving to dry stone walling; pubs that serve local produce and hire local musicians; holiday cottage owners that adopt an ecologically sustainable ethos and techniques; and, communities that have pooled together to save precious woodland viagra preise. Our Land offers tourism businesses a route to market through a dedicated website (www.our-land.co.uk) and also helps businesses to develop innovative ways of conserving and enhancing the environment.
The first Scilly businesses are joining Our Land in April. Additional businesses can join the scheme free of charge throughout the 12 month period that the initiative is being trialled in Scilly.
Our Land is funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is delivered in collaboration with a private enterprise (www.responsibletravel.com).
For more information about the scheme, including details of how to join the initiative, please contact Trevor Kirk at the Isles of Scilly AONB Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01720 424316)