We believe strongly in eco-tourism and conserving our environment and to this end we are members of the Burren Eco-Tourism Network.
About the Burren Ecotourism Network (BEN)
The Burren Ecotourism Network is a network of tourism enterprises with the objective of establishing the Burren as a premier internationally recognised sustainable tourism region ensuring the future economic and social growth and sustainable development of its communities, environment and heritage. It seeks to support continued training, mentoring and accreditation in sustainable tourism for its members and for businesses interested in joining the Network.
The Network aims to be a recognisable network of enterprises in the Burren, who have achieved independent accreditation, demonstrate ecotourism ‘best practice’, positively discriminate in each other’s favour, provide ‘one voice’ representation on issues impacting the Burren (where appropriate), and inspire conservation activism.
To find out more, visit the BEN website at https://burren.ie/.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is about making good choices when participating in outdoor activities. A framework of seven principles guide us towards better choices:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Be considerate of others
- Respect farm animals and wildlife
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Leave what you find
- Dispose of waste properly
- Minimise the effects of fire
As a member of BEN, Banner Books endorses this message.
To learn more about the Leave No Trace programme, visit www.leavenotraceireland.org.