Conservation

General

Environmental protection or conservation is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organizational or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the natural environment and humans. Due to the pressures of population and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. This has been recognized, and governments have begun placing restraints on activities that cause environmental degradation. Since the 1960's, activity of environmental movements has created awareness of the various environmental issues. There is no agreement on the extent of the environmental impact of human activity, and protection measures are occasionally criticized. Protection of the environment is needed due to various human activities, which have a negative impact. Waste production, air pollution, and loss of biodiversity (for example: species extinction) are some of the issues related to environmental protection.

Environmental protection is influenced by three interwoven factors: environmental legislation, ethics and education. Each of these factors play its part in influencing national-level environmental decisions and personal-level environmental values and behaviors. For environmental protection to become a reality, it is important for societies to develop each of these areas that together, will inform and drive environmental decisions.

Outdoor activities

All outdoor activities must balance its use of nature with the conservation of rivers, lakes, woods, seas, etc.. as a natural resource and habitat. An outdoor activity contributes to the economy of many regions which in return may contribute to the protection of the environment from for example: hydroelectric power generation, diversion for irrigation, and other developments. Additionally, outdoor activities can promote environmentalism. Commercial outdoor activity companies that employ professional guides to lead multi-day trips through the nature, have the potential to develop the environmental stewardship and general environmental behaviors of visitors.

Studies suggest that environmental efficacy increases when there is an increase in the length of the trip, daily immersion, and the amount of resource interpretation by the guide. Educating visitors has the potential to counteract negative affects of that visitation. By experiencing firsthand the beauty of the environment, individuals who would otherwise be indifferent to environmental issues may gain a strong desire to protect and preserve the environment because of their positive outdoor experience.

Adreventura's approach

Adreventura offers most of it's programs in the nature and would like to do it for many more years. We have a strong believe that using the nature as a friend, make people aware of it's beauty and educating a few simple things about nature are some small steps into a global environmental protection plan.

Our mission statement: "Improving people’s awareness of (local) conservation situations where fauna & flora are endangered through the fast growing industries."

Leave no trace

© Leave no trace
1Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
  • Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
  • Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups.
  • Repackage food to minimize waste.
  • Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.
2Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
  • Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
  • Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
In popular areas:
  • Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
  • Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.
  • Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
In pristine areas:
  • Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
  • Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.
3Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
  • Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.
  • Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
  • To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.
4Leave What You Find
  • Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
5Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
  • Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.
  • Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
  • Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.
6Respect Wildlife
  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
  • Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
  • Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
7Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
  • Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
  • Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
  • Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.