One Health Principles for Sustainable Tourism in Protected and Conserved Areas

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One Health Principles for Sustainable Tourism in Protected and Conserved Areas

The wide-reaching efects of the COVID-19 pandemic have included immense loss of life and serious health and economic consequences across communities and ecosystems. One key message made clear from the pandemic crisis has been that sustainability must be a leading priority across all sectors to ensure a healthy and safe future. Tourism, which itself suffered a sharp disruption in the pandemic, is among the industries that have a strong interest to reduce risks and increase resilience toward a more sustainable model in line with a One Health approach. Protected and conserved areas (PCAs) are an especially important setting for sustainable tourism and can serve as a catalyst for wider adoption of best practices anchored in One Health principles that help to sustainability balance the health of people, animals, and ecosystems