Friends of the Earth, Spain (Amigos de la Tierra)
Friends of the Earth
International (FOEI) is an international organisation formed by 57 national
Friends of the Earth groups worldwide. Within FOEI, various sub-regional
coordinations exist. Amongst these are Friends of the Earth Europe, formed by
the 27 European groups of FOEI, and FOE MEDNET formed by the 7 national FOE
groups in the Mediterranean region. FOE SPAIN (Amigos de la Tierra) has been
acting as coordinators and expert group on tourism and the environment within
FOEI for the past 7 years. The people responsible are Neil Rock and Sandy
Hemingway, both of FOE Spain (Amigos de la Tierra).
Within the FOE MEDNET campaign on Sustainable Tourism in the
Mediterranean we have cooperated with many key players from the tourism
industry, IGOs, NGOs and academic experts on tourism.
Our areas of interest within tourism and the environment are extremely
broad. Some of our main areas of interest are:
- visitor management
- education on sustainable tourism
- sustainable tourism indicators
- community based sustainable tourism
- developing codes of conduct
- issues related to transport
Much of our work has been carried out in the
Mediterranean region, covering visitor management, establishing guidelines and
codes of conduct both for tourists and for
managers in tourist destinations. We have also worked on education related to
sustainable tourism and have co-operated with several business and tourism
schools and universities. We are at present developing a sustainable tourism
educational pack for tourism school trainers in the Mediterranean region. We
have also been invited to speak in many international conferences on issues
related to tourism and the environment.
Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean
Action Plan for Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean.
We network with other Friends of the Earth
International groups of which some 25 campaign on issues related to tourism and
the environment. We also have close ties with IHEI and ATLAS and the
environmental departments of various tour operators, particularly TUI and
Thomson Holidays. In the past we have worked closely with the environmental
department of WTO, with tourism experts in UNEP and with
If you would like any information, please
contact Friends of the Earth Spain at the address below or visit their website.
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Rock, FOE Spain
Tel/Fax +34 71 335524
Sandy Hemingway, FOE Spain
C/Trinidad, 2, 07100 - Sóller, Baleares,
+ 34 71 632603 Facsimile
+ 34 71 634340