Selvatica Cancun Sustainable Tourism: Giving Back to the Jungle
Sustainable tourism is our number one goal at Selvatica Cancun. But, what is sustainable tourism exactly, why is it important and how can we all help?
According to the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), sustainable tourism is defined as: “Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities”.
Simply put, we are responsible for the results of our actions. We must ensure that what we are doing today leads to the best possible future for our community. This includes enforcing strident environmental practices, developing community outreach programs and education and making sure we all have fun while doing it!
Why should we care about sustainable travel?
Every day we read the news and we see what is happening to our planet and the effects we humans have on our environment. Forest fires, oceans of trash and changing climate are a reality. It is up to us to make choices that leave more positive effects on the world. At home you recycle, you don’t use plastic and you do your part to conserve the planet. The same principle applies when you are traveling! Choosing eco-friendly tours in Cancun with companies that have shown they care is a great way to do your part. Selvatica Cancun is proud to be a leader in sustainable travel in the Riviera Maya and we invite you to join our jungle tribe!
Sustainable travel at Selvatica Cancun
Each and every thing we do at the park is done with nature in mind first and foremost. Our installations were built to have minimal impact on the environment, ensuring a natural experience for you today and for the next thousand years.
We have a team devoted to best practices in recycling, minimizing waste and ensuring that our natural park stays natural. Our community outreach programs help educate local residents on the importance of sustainable practices and we provide the knowledge and tools necessary to help make their homes and businesses more environmentally friendly at a low financial cost.
Be part of our Seeds of Life program!
We invite all of our guests to be a part of our “Seeds of Life” . It’s a program where you will plant a tree to help the planet! This project has planted more than 300,000 trees and we’re not going to stop! Those trees are responsible for absorbing more than 7.8 million tons of CO2 every year and the numbers are going to keep growing with your visits.
We encourage you to investigate your Cancun vacation choices wisely and make a conscious effort to support truly sustainable companies. In conclusion Selvatica Cancun is proud to be one of the leaders in sustainable tourism in Cancun. We can’t wait to show you our natural home in the jungle!