Ecotourists to be trained on biodiversity at national reserves
“The training aims at qualifying tourists working or willing to work in the field of environmental guidance at the nature reserves to activate the concept of sustainable ecotourism and to protect wildlife and biodiversity,” the statement read.
The training is part of the ministry’s project of protecting Migratory Soaring Birds, which comes under the auspices of Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.
In program was launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, the Tour Guides Syndicate, a number of concerned parties and experts in tourism, environment and biodiversity, the statement continued.
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