Minimum requirements to be fulfilled for listingTourism Operators
To become a Member of WILDSEA Europe, a Tourism Operator must:
- Hold a business permit to carry out coastal and marine tourism activities, and comply with all health & safety regulations.
- Comply with and respect all national regulation (legally binding; no open cases).
- Should show environmental stewardship and great disposition/commitment towards nature and environmental protection. Please read our guiding material Best Practices for Marine Wildlife Watching
Work in relation with coastal tourism activities and offer tourism services and experiences focused on the observation/appreciation of marine wildlife and/or coastal landscapes in the wild. Cannot hold any wildlife in captivity for any reason (display, harvest, etc., including rehabilitation).
Marine highlights: Companies that manage attractions and/or venues that offer interesting, recreational and/or educational content in relation to the sustainable use of marine resources or wildlife (in captivity), and that are open for tourists and visitors, may be listed in the Route as “Marine Highlights” as long as they have a clear link/connection with scientific and/or conservation efforts carried out by relevant marine stakeholders. Proof of such connection may be requested.
- Engage trained staff and/or guides who are knowledgeable on the local flora and fauna and/or coastal ecosystems and landscapes with which they interact.