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The main attractions of the Lake District are its natural landscape and diversity of wildlife. It is therefore in the interests of all tourism industry stakeholders that these are protected and preserved.
Local conservation projects rely on public giving. As a business you can encourage visitor donations and promote awareness of causes.
Fundraising for Conservation
Visitor payback schemes, through fundraising initiatives such as “opt out”, are a great way to raise crucial money for local projects. By adding a small amount to your customers’ bill, visitors can support conservation within the area they have enjoyed visiting, offsetting any (often indirect) damage they have caused during their stay.
Nurture Lakeland has a history of success with business fundraising. As well as “opt out” schemes, businesses can offer donation envelopes, donation boxes or sponsored products as alternative methods to raise money. More about fundraising methods
Awareness of the issues
Businesses should be aware of the current environmental issues affecting the area in which they operate. By either helping to fund or just promoting these, your business can have a positive impact on local conservation.
Local Conservation and your Business
- Support a local conservation or heritage project (find a project)
- Provide information on local nature reserves
- Provide nature tours and guided walks
- Host a talk for the public or your guests given by NL staff about the work we do. (Contact us to arrange something)
- Be aware of local wildlife attractions and natural habitats etc
- If you have a garden – plant native trees, develop a wildlife walk, install bird boxes or provide interpretation boards and informative literature