Biodiversity: My Hotel in Action: A Guide to Sustainable Use by IUCN

By IUCN

Biodiversity performs an immense function within the daily lifetime of a lodge. From the nutrients within the eating place and wooden in furnishings and fittings, to the facilities within the spa, the goods of biodiversity are all over the place inside of motels. open air, crops and animals make a hotel’s public components and gardens beautiful for visitors, whereas past the inn gate, nationwide parks, eco-friendly areas, coasts, and normal habitats supply visitors with possibilities for activity and pleasure. This consultant is designed to assist proprietors and executives of small and big motels to preserve nature and to lead the sustainable use of organic assets of their daily operations.

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One example of this trend is the sandalwood tree, Santalum album: mature sandalwood trees are felled to extract their aromatic oil for use in body care products and perfumes, and, as a result, the species is seriously threatened in India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. • Support local projects that help communities use fuel wood more efficiently, such as the introduction of more efficient wood-fuelled stoves and alternative renewable energy supply options, such as micro-hydropower schemes.

As many as 15,000 species of medicinal and aromatic plants are threatened by over-harvesting or loss of habitat. One example of this trend is the sandalwood tree, Santalum album: mature sandalwood trees are felled to extract their aromatic oil for use in body care products and perfumes, and, as a result, the species is seriously threatened in India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. • Support local projects that help communities use fuel wood more efficiently, such as the introduction of more efficient wood-fuelled stoves and alternative renewable energy supply options, such as micro-hydropower schemes.

At present, only a few suppliers are working towards obtaining this certification, and they are not yet ready to work 39 with the group’s international brands. In the end, the company chose the European Ecolabel, which is less strict than Cosmebio, but more widely used, thus ensuring adequate supply. It guarantees that the products contain substances that are less harmful to the environment or to human health, are less damaging to aquatic ecosystems and are highly biodegradable. Ibis and Novotel, the group’s leading brands with regards to environmental management, have now confirmed their new range, which is entirely ecolabelled.

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