Palau is the first nation on earth to change its immigration laws for the cause of environmental protection. Upon entry, visitors need to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way on the island, for the sake of Palau’s children and future generations of Palauans.
Every tourist who takes the pledge needs to follow this sustainable tourism checklist or risk a fine.
- Don't collect Marine life Souvenirs : Taking coral, shells, small and protected fish, and other protected species (including turtles and sharks) damages the environment and threatens species with extinction.
Don't touch or chase wildlife : It is highly stressful and damaging to an animal’s health, and potentially dangerous to you. Touching some fish can remove their protective coating.
Don't Smoke in restricted areas
Sign the pledge at palaupledge.com