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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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Best Eco Experiences for 2018

I’m constantly being asked What’s the best eco-destination? and my answer is always It’s the destination that has placed emphasis on tourism that benefits local communities.  Thankfully, unlike a decade ago, there are more examples...
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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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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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Madagascar Responsible Travel: Making a Difference in Local Communities

Across Africa, the transformational abilities of tourism have proven invaluable in helping to repair the relationship between people and planet. Sustainable certification standards, like those instituted by South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism, have ushered in...
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Get Involved! World Charter for Sustainable Tourism ST+20 Event

I have been a proud member of Sustainable Tourism ST+20 Scientific Committee for more than two years, during which I have tried to advance the organization’s goals for preserving common heritage, supporting tourism biodiversity, decreasing...
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Columbia University Climate Science Ecotourism Adventure

Looking for a unique way to ‘pay it forward’ and add to your resume with your sustainable travels? The Columbia University climate science program applies responsible tourism practices with practical scientific research.  The Bidoup Field...
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Sustainable Travel Change Maker: Preserving Ecosystems in Vietnam

Our new partner in Vietnam, Easia Travel, has taken the concept of green travel one step further than what is traditionally seen in southeast Asia by supporting specific environmental awareness, aquaculture training, heritage preservation, and gender...
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Sustainable Travel Through Cotopaxi Ecuador

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Quito, Ecuador to give a presentation at the Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). Many speeches and declarations were made during the conference, but the most notable was when the...
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