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India Ecotourism Leads to Community Economic Development

During the past decade, India ecotourism has emerged as a way to label destinations displaying a concern for the protection of natural panoramic areas, its flora- wildlife habitat, local population, and their well-being.  In developing...
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How the Tiny House Travel Movement is Changing Everything!

The tiny house travel phenomenon is one of the most curious and captivating trends in the sustainable movement. But just what are tiny houses, and why are they fast becoming a social movement?  Put simply, this...
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Philanthropy, Sustainability and Ecotourism in Montenegro

Situated in the hills of Montenegro lays a little village named Pod Ostrog. While the village has only 200 residents, there are one million tourists annually visiting due to the Serbian Orthodox Monastery Ostrog. The...
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Conservation Story Behind Uakari Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon

The link between conservation efforts and tourism in the Amazon became stronger after Rio Earth Summit in 1992. By then, the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development was expanding its impact around a special floodplain forest area of...
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Chile Family Travel – Sustainable But There’s Much Work Still To Do!

Chile was recently awarded the distinction of being one of the most sustainable travel destinations. The reality for Chile family travel options is that we Chileans still have a long path ahead until we can...
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Infographic – Ecotourism Impact on Local Communities

As the below infographic displays, ecotourism impact on local communities focuses on one of the three key values of ecotourism – economic sustainability.  In addition to its inherent social and environmental benefits, it is the...
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What Does Authentic Ecotourism Mean?

With ecotourism estimated to be the fastest-growing sector of the global tourism market (UNWTO), it is imperative that those of us seeking to reduce our environmental impact while traveling find ways to easily distinguish between...
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Elephant in the Room – Sustainable Solutions for Overcrowded Lands in Southern Africa

Good news: there are too many elephants! Bad news: there are too many elephants! With so many environmental groups fighting to prevent poaching of these impressive beasts for their ivory tusks, it is ironic that...
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G Adventures Advances UN Sustainable Development Goals Through 50-in-5 Tourism Campaign

Last fall, G Adventures announced the 50-in-5 campaign as part of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.  I had an opportunity to ask Kim McCabe of G Adventures, a few questions about the goals...
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Empowering Your Child to be an Ambassador for the Environment – Putting Concepts into Action!

A few months ago, for our Spring Break, our family traveled to the Hawaiian island of Maui.  We chose Maui for a few reasons including the chance to experience Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador for the Environment program,...
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