In 2010 the
Colibri Ecotourism Award celebrated its tenth anniversary, making
this one of the longest-running tourism awards.
Winners include Steve
Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando
Garcia Aguinaco, Verena
Carlos Ibarra, Pedro
Suárez and Francisco
'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.
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,
all vital elements in the development of conscious
travel and ecotourism.
history of the Colibri Ecotourism Award
North American Ecotourism
HISTORY OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Nations General Assembly established the first World
Environment Day in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm
Conference on the Human Environment.
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