ETHICAL DESTINATION Dominica featured in both the 2016 and 2017 World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations, a report compiled by Ethical Traveller, which reviews the policies and practices of more than 100 developing nations. The report concerns itself with human rights and social welfare as well as environmental protection. Among other things, the report noted that Dominica is a regional leader in renewable energy usage – currently covering 28 percent of its total electricity bill. Contributing factors include the production of hydro power and chemical-free, traditional agriculture. The nation’s objective to become energy self-reliant by 2020 is however just one aspect of its sustainability mandate: it is implementing policies and guidelines to address climate change resilient technology, protect its residents from natural disasters, and prepare the island for weather changes. The small things are not forgotten in Dominica, making it not just a great great island of plentiful nature, but one that is proud to engage its visitors in sustainable practices. Engine-free rowboats must be used, for example, to traverse the fragile Indian River ecosystem where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. Tourists are treated to natural sulphur spas, cooking lessons using the herbs, root crops, and vegetables grown on the island, and even a fishing experience that centres upon capturing the lionfish, an invasive creature.
14th December 2018
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