An Environmental Atlas story about Europe's first Cross-border Biosphere, which combines the two large strips of forests, the Pfälzerwald and Les Vosges du Nord, into a beautiful and vibrant bioreserve. In certain zones of the bioreserve small scale farmers are making a business out of producing high quality organic products.
Developing countries often gain little financial benefit from the influx of visitors to their shores. Only around 30 % of the money spent by tourists on their holiday remains in the host country. Eco tourism is promoted in some countries. For sustainable destinations, explore EU’s catalogue at www.eco-label.com or the National Geographic's portal at www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable.
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