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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.

 

Best Practices at Borneo Eco Tours: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

About Borneo Eco Tours

 

Borneo Eco Tours is a Malaysian ecotourism company that specializes in community and nature based tour packages. It follows ecotourism and sustainability standards by focusing on four key areas: Planning effective sustainability, maximizing social and economic benefits for the local communities, enhancing cultural heritage and reducing negative impacts to the environment.

 

Ecotourism ‘ripple effect’ swells for Fiji

The islands of Fiji are still unique and rare gems in an ever-developing world. It is in this idyllic setting that the Island Spirit was born; revolutionizing the way tourism affects the island and its inhabitants.

The Intrepid Foundation- Travelers Making a Difference

The Intrepid Foundation

'Trade before aid' has become a common catch-cry in contemporary approaches to sustainable development. Bring business opportunities to a community and you'll help support the local economies, support employment and empower local people to improve their standard of living on their terms. This has been the approach of Intrepid Travel, as the company has grown the adventure tour operating business to more than 100 countries on 7 continents, and employing more than 2000 people.

 

 

 

Letter from TIES' Chair (December, 2013)

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