IBERAVES initiative, ornithological tourism
SEO / BirdLife understands this type of tourism as an ecotourism modality that has as its main, but not the only, motivation the observation and enjoyment of birds and the knowledge of their habitats. For two decades, our organization has been ensuring that the tourist offer is respectful of species and ecosystems, while contributing to local development. Through its Iberaves initiative, we carry out awareness-raising and education tasks in the field of responsible tourism, training and educational materials are prepared, we train professionals and advisory tasks, and support is given to projects that are committed to a sustainable tourism model in favor of of conservation.
This tourist activity, developed in a responsible and sustainable way, is an important factor to ensure, or contribute to ensure, in the long term, the conservation of our birds and their habitats, and the whole of biodiversity, in addition to offering socioeconomic benefits to the local communities and thus contribute to the rural development of certain regions by creating employment and generating local wealth. SEO / BirdLife also contributes to the fact that fans and tourists have adequate and updated realistic information on Ornithological Tourism in Spain.
All the professionals that are part of Iberaves sign a commitment to good practices with SEO / BirdLife that ensures that their tourism project is compatible with the conservation of nature and birds. After more than 20 years of working in the sector, SEO / BirdLife is a reference in ornithological tourism in the Spanish State. Our job is to promote the development of quality projects, not only tourist but environmental.