An important aspect of Nikoi’s approach to responsible tourism has been to ensure that we not only help to protect the environment but where possible to restore it.
From the outset, building and operating Nikoi along strict sustainable principles has been at the forefront of development plans for the island. Not only was Nikoi built with local materials, labour and services but it is also operated with them. Significantly, through time many important new trades and skills have thus been transferred to Nikoi’s contractors and staff.
The owners have been instrumental in helping establish and fund two local foundations that are working on the most pressing environmental issues. One of those foundations is working on helping to protect a Marine Protected Area of approx 120,000ha. The other is working on removing plastic from the coastal areas and creating interventions to reduce the amount of plastic entering the sea from the local communities. Our staff have been instrumental in helping establish and support these efforts.
Nikoi is a Long Run Alliance Member (LRAM). This means that we directly manage or significantly influence the management of a natural area of conservation value with defined geographical boundaries, have signed The Long Run Charter and are committed to achieving sustainability through a holistic balance of the 4Cs: conservation, community, culture and commerce. For more information on The Long Run please visit their website.
Being part of the Long Run Initiative we apply The Long Run approach to life of acting today for a better tomorrow. We aspire to become a Global Ecosphere Retreat® certified Long Run Destination, actively demonstrating innovative approaches to sustainable business and providing practical examples of sustainability in action.
If you are interested in finding out more about our programs or would like to help out then please do get in touch with us by emailing [email protected].