Sustainable tourism in protected areas can be critical for their survival, says new IUCN report

This original press release appeared on the IUCN World Parks Congress website.


Sydney, Australia, 14 November 2014 (IUCN) – Increasing the number of visitors to protected areas can be an effective tool for conservation and community development, provided well-functioning management systems are in place, according to a new report unveiled today at the IUCN World Parks Congress taking place in Sydney, Australia.


Ecoturismo en la Mitad del Mundo

by Marcelo Merlo


Ecuador es un país que se encuentra posicionándose como una potencia turística. Ya son varios los galardones que han puesto su nombre en los más alto dentro de la industria, sin embargo en el 2013, este país recibió el galardón al “World Green Destination”, un importante reconocimiento al enorme esfuerzo que se está llevando a cabo para proteger la naturaleza, diversidad, cultura, tradiciones y variedad de este gran destino.


Ecotourism in the Middle of the World

by Marcelo Merlo



Ecuador is a country that is positioning itself as a strong ecotourism destination. There are already several awards that have recognized the country, such as the "World Green Destination" award, an important recognition of the tremendous efforts being undertaken to protect nature, diversity, culture, traditions and the variety that characterizes this great destination.


Give Green Gifts this Festive Season!

Give Green Gifts this Festive Season!



Ditch the kitch!


Compensate for the carbon footprint of your holiday travel this year. Gift green this festive season with Greenpop’s holiday tree drive!


Borneo Eco Tours awarded as Winner in the “Best in Community Engagement & Development” category by Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Initiatives

Borneo Eco Tours awarded as Winner in the
“Best in Community Engagement & Development” category
by Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Initiatives in ITB Asia, Singapore

Aboard the M/V Aria: Cruising and Conserving the Peruvian Amazon

In September 2014, Southwind Adventures Travel Specialist Cynthia Ord embarked on the M/V Aria, a 32-passenger deluxe vessel, for a five-day Peruvian Amazon river cruise. The voyage departed from Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest.


Growing Cacao + Feeling Good About it


by Shannon Sims


"Looking for guilt-free chocolate? Well, maybe there’s no such thing, but if you source it to Brazil’s Bahia state, chances are good that you at least won’t be contributing to the destruction of tropical forestland.

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