Recommended good practices:
Get to know the natural habitat
Before you arrive, check out the natural sights, restrictions, itineraries, etc.
Be properly equipped
Wear good shoes, comfortable clothing and discrete colours. Binoculars, a map, GPS and a field guide are all very useful.
Make sure you're in good company
A good guide can help you enjoy a safe, unforgettable experience.
Silence is a great ally. Respect the rules for protected natural areas; don't disturb the wildlife or remove any flowers or rocks.
Consume local products
Look for locally-produced goods (food and crafts).
Choose certified firms
Use accommodation with an Environmental Quality Seal or certified by the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism.
Move around without leaving a footprint
Whenever you can, choose public or shared transport.
Make use of the visitor centres
Many protected natural areas have visitor centres with information on activities, guides and routes.
Take your rubbish with you
Take away all your rubbish and find out about any non-profit organisations helping to conserve the natural area you've visited.
Ask guides or visitor centres about any projects or non-profit organisations helping to conserve the natural area.
Source: Basora, Xavier, Ecoturisme a Catalunya.
Guia per descobrir i conservar la natura, consell assessor per al desenvolupament sostenible, 2010.