France has recently decided to adapt the UNEP Green Passport initiative to raise tourists’ awareness on biodiversity in French overseas territories.
The Green Passport is part of the State commitments adopted by the “National Strategy on Biodiversity from 2011 to 2020”. The aim of the Green Passport “Biodiversity in France’s Overseas Territories” is twofold: educate tourists on the protection of biodiversity and enhance this biodiversity as an asset for the development of tourism in overseas territories.
This passport introduces the issues and the richness of marine and land ecosystems to the tourists with some specific natural sites to discover in each of the twelve French overseas territories.
The document has been distributed in French and English since November 2011 to passengers at airports or in the main tourist sites. The passport will also be available at the main natural protected areas of each territory and can be downloaded on the website of the French Ministry of Overseas.