OAXACA DE JUAREZ,
MEXICO -- To celebrate World
Environment Day, Planeta.com presents the tenth annual Colibri
Ecotourism Award to Allan Rhodes.
"Allan 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," said
Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. The development of Ecoturismo
Genuino and its accompanying online community are thanks to
Allan's long-standing commitment to connecting players working
in the virtual and natural worlds.
Mexico's esteemed park system plays a critical role in protecting
while creating employment for locals. Allan's work stands as
a model for those integrating conservation and tourism.
ABOUT THE COLIBRI AWARD
Colibri means 'Hummingbird' in Spanish and in 2010 the
Colibri Award celebrates its tenth anniversary, making this
one of the longest-running ecotourism awards. Previous winners
Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando
Garcia Aguinaco, Marlene
Carlos Ibarra, Pedro Martinez, Jennifer
Suárez and Francisco
Verástegui. In 2010 Allan shares the spotlight with
Colibri Ecolodge Award winner Verena
The winner of the award is selected by Planeta.com founder
following consultation with previous award winners and colleagues.
Planeta.com presents 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 Web 2.0, Planeta Wiki
or contribute editorial suggestions for at least a year. Bonus
points are given to those who participate on other websites
and forums. This is part of Planeta.com's desire to create incentives
all vital elements in the development of responsible
travel and ecotourism.