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Biodiversity performs a major function within the daily lifetime of a resort. From the meals within the eating place and wooden in furnishings and fittings, to the facilities within the spa, the goods of biodiversity are in every single place inside of resorts. outdoor, vegetation and animals make a hotel’s public components and gardens appealing for visitors, whereas past the resort gate, nationwide parks, eco-friendly areas, coasts, and normal habitats offer site visitors with possibilities for sport and delight. This advisor is designed to assist vendors and executives of small and massive inns to preserve nature and to steer the sustainable use of organic assets of their day by day operations.

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Box 8: Seafood and agricultural certification schemes Fisheries certification The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) runs the only widely recognised environmental certification and ecolabelling programme for wild capture fisheries. It is the only seafood eco-label that is consistent with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation guidelines for fisheries certification. Fairtrade labelling standards promote sustainable agriculture and totally exclude use of a wide range of pesticides, although some pesticides may be used in limited circumstances as specified by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO).

For example, the koi carp, a colourful variety of common carp that is used as an ornamental fish in garden ponds, can outcompete native species. Guppies (Poecilia reticulata), which are a popular aquarium fish species, can escape and survive in • Use the wall space in the spas to showcase local culture and biodiversity through photographs and artefacts. 40 many sub-tropical and temperate freshwater habitats, where they damage populations of native fishes and food insects. decoration with plants of the hotel’s public areas, and provision of explanatory signs.

These 25 schemes together account for more than 200 million hectares of certified forests. Sustainable Forestry Initiative Originally established in 1994 by the American Forest and Paper Association as a code of conduct for the forest products industry in the United States, the Sustainable Forestry Initaitive (SFI) became an independent organisation in 1997. In 2002, the organisation developed the SFI labelling programme to certify forest products. Today, the programme includes 219 participants across 137 million acres, 127 million of which are independently third-party-certified to the SFI Standard.

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