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La armonía reside en proteger la vida de la tierra. (Harmony lies in the protection of life on earth).
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To celebrate World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010.

In 2011 we postponed the award. It may or not be cancelled. Currently we're focusing efforts on connecting Colibri winners with one another via the social web. Why did we postpone the award? Three reasons

There is no financial backing for the award.
The award has not generated significant synergy and collaboration among winners.
It is time to take a break.



BACKGROUND

In 2010 the Colibri Ecotourism Award celebrated its tenth anniversary, making this one of the longest-running tourism awards.

Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain, Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro Martinez, Jennifer Morfín, Allan Rhodes, Antonio Suárez and Francisco Verástegui

'Colibri' means 'hummingbird' in Spanish.

From 2001-2009 the winner received a cash award of $1,000 from Emilio Kifuri, president of Canyon Travel. From 2006-2009 additional support came from Destination Ventures. In 2010 the award had no financial support.

CRITERIA

Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award to those whose work in Mexico is exemplary and who share what they learn. Good ideas require good work to come to completion and good work needs to be documented so that lessons can be shared.

Nominees participate by helpful edits, connecting using the social web, Planeta Wiki. Bonus points are given to those who participate on other websites and forums. This is part of Planeta.com's desire to create incentives for communication, collaboration and continuity, all vital elements in the development of conscious travel, responsible travel and ecotourism.

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HISTORY OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

The United Nations General Assembly established the first World Environment Day in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

"Stockholm was without doubt the landmark event in the growth of international environmentalism," writes John McCormick in Reclaiming Paradise. "It was the first occasion on which the political, social and economic problems of the global environment were discussed at an intergovernmental forum with a view to actually taking corrective action."

Another resolution led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

More details about World Environment Day online the UNEP website.

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Steve Bridger

STEVE BRIDGER, 2006 WINNER

The 2006 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Steve Bridger for his work developing the timely afterwilma.info website which detailed recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
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Gerhard Buttner

GERHARD BUTTNER, 2008 WINNER

The 2008 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Gerhard Buttner, who has trained guides and artisans in the Yucatan and Oaxaca.
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Hector Ceballos-Lascurain

HECTOR CEBALLOS-LASCURAIN, 2004 WINNER

The 2004 Colibri Lifetime Ecotourism Award was presented to Hector Ceballos-Lascurain, who coined the word 'ecotourism' in 1983 and has been an indefatigable proponent of environmentally sound tourism.
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Jorge Chđvez de la PeČa

JORGE CHAVEZ DE LA PEÑA, 2004 WINNER

The 2004 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, who developed Mexico's first ecotourism curriculum and university diploma program.
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Marlene

MARLENE EHRENBERG, 2002 WINNER

The 2002 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Marlene Ehrenberg, selected because of distinguised career as a creative tour designer and as the co-founder of Mexico's first association for ecotourism and adventure travel.
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Verena Gerber and the Yucatan Governor, Ivonne Ortega Pacheco

VERENA GERBER, 2010 WINNER

The 2010 Colibri Ecolodge Award was presented to Verena Gerber, founder of Hotel Xixim which provides a positive financial impact for the people of Celestún and a positive environmental impact for the wilderness area of the Celestún Biosphere Reserve.
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Pedro Martinez

PEDRO MARTINEZ, 2009 WINNER

The 2009 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Pedro Martinez, who runs a small business in Oaxaca City that has pioneered responsible travel and ecotourism the past 20 years.
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jen

JENNIFER MORFIN MORGAN, 2005 WINNER

The 2005 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Jennifer Morfín Morgan for her work with communities and making high tech tools useful for those developing ecotourism.
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Allan

ALAN RHODES, 2010 WINNER

The 2010 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Allan Rhodes, who stands at the forefront of Mexican ecotourism leaders who are equally talented in working with communities and officials on the ground and communicating this work online.
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Fernando and Ron

FERNANDO GARCIA AGUINACO, 2003 WINNER

The 2003 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, a Mexican journalist. His role as moderator of the Red Mexicana elevated a good dialogue to an exceptional level.
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Febo and Pedro

ANTONIO 'FEBO' SUAREZ AND JUAN CARLOS IBARRA, 2001 WINNERS

The 2001 Ecotourism Achievement Award was presented to Juan Carlos Ibarra and Antonio Suárez and recognized the value of their work in rural Mexico as well their commitment to communication.
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Francisco

FRANCISCO VERASTEGUI, 2007 WINNER

The 2007 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Francisco Verástegui, who created Mexico's first city map of notable and historic trees.
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