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Ecotourism Industry Profile

Luna Lodge Helps Conserve Habitats, Entire Ecosystems on Osa Peninsula

While Costa Rica comprises only .01% of the earth’s landmass, it is home to five percent (5%) of the planet’s biodiversity. Breaking it down even more, within Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula provides a pristine...
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How Green Travelers Become Partners in Sustainable Tourism

Marinus Gisolf is a man on a mission – empowering tourists to become an active partner in sustainable tourism. Marinus began his professional career first as a tour guide and then as general director for...
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Sweden’s Vildmark i Värmland Goes Extra Sustainable Tourism Mile Supporting Wind Energy

When it comes to green travel, we could learn a lot from the Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden. Our series “how ecotourism brings about positive community changes” continues with our interview with Anders Junler, who along...
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EcoCamp Patagonia Exemplifies How Ecotourism Brings Technological Innovation

One of our partners, EcoCamp Patagonia, has the remarkable distinction of opening the world’s first Geodesic ecotourism accommodation. Since EcoCamp’s opening in 2000, the environmentally-conscious design concept has sprung up throughout Chile, Argentina, and Switzerland....
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Alaska Ecotourism Conserves Prince William Sound

In an effort to encourage the development of sustainable tourism in Alaska, one of our partners, Discovery Voyages, has been working with the Alaska State Parks, Chugach National Forest, National Wildlife Federation, and others to...
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Practical Tips for Experiencing Ecotourism in Florida

I had the pleasure of meeting John Kiseda, Education Coordinator for Sustainability for Florida’s Lee County Parks and Recreation Department, during last September’s Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). I was thrilled to learn from...
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Ecoventura Provides Conservation Experience, Career Opportunities to Local Galapagos Youth

Our ecotourism conservation spotlight continues with a profile of Ecoventura, a certified sustainable tour operator in the Galapagos Islands and its pledge to sponsor 12 local student conservation experience scholarships for one Ecology Project International...
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Intrepid Foundation Aiming to Provide Alternative to Wildlife Trafficking

How do you know that your eco-travels can make a huge impact on wildlife conservation? One practical tip is to investigate exactly how much an ecotour operator is contributing toward conservation efforts. One such example...
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Spirit of Japan Director Speaks About Japan Environmental Record

Last September, I had the pleasure of meeting the Director of Spirit of Japan Travel, Masaru Takayama, who founded the company in February 2008 so that local communities interested in ecotourism could market directly to...
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Community Empowerment From Social Entrepreneur in Sierra Gorda (en espanol)

When you travel to a new region or land in the world, there is always an experience that sticks with you. It could be something ordinary, such as a brief moment of complete relaxation when...
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