The Certification Program utilizes a certification checklist tool that will be completed by the applicant and Florida SEE. The certification checklist is designed to represent applicable laws, as well as industry best practices, and to be an objective measurement tool.
Associate level members are eligible for certification. Tours and attractions can be certified by Florida SEE. In order to be eligible for certification at least 50% of the Ecotour Provider's products must be nature based and have an interpretive aspect. Additional products that are not nature based, such as private events or charters must follow Florida SEE sustainability criteria. Applicants must carry general liability insurance.
For questions about the Certification Program, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of Certification:
According to The International Ecotourism Society, certification sets standards and helps distinguish genuine ecotourism and sustainable tourism businesses from others that make empty claims. This helps to protect the integrity of these concepts. Certification is not an end in itself. It is one of a number of tools for motivating businesses and others to improve their environmental, social, and economic performance, while rewarding them for doing so.
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How to apply for Certification:
PO BOX 62203
Fort Myers, FL 33906
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