Palau Legacy Project
A small rubber stamp helped a nation facing a very big problem. Palau welcomes over 160,000 tourists every year. But these same people who sustain the economy of the island are also destroying its fragile ecology. Palau needed to retain its warm and welcoming spirit but instil more environmentally conscious behaviour in its visitors.
The answer: the Palau Pledge - a new entry visa process whereby all arriving visitors must now sign a pledge, stamped in their passports, signing them up to be environmental stewards. This mandatory agreement, dedicated to the children of Palau, is a promise to act in an environmentally responsible way on the island, and is the first such immigration policy in the world.