Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5, 2020. As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. Ecotourism pioneers and practitioners, these friends were mentors …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and innovative agriculture … Mexico was …

Ecotourism Links

Photo: Zion Links related to ecotourism presented in somewhat random fashion: DefinitionsEcotourism is defined by its lack of definition. There is no consensus, no brand. As there has been no agreement on a standard definition, the important question is … does that matter? Ecotourism is overreaching at its finest and calls upon inter-sectoral alliances and …

Asian Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web The Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) – asianecotourism.org – provides hands-on connections and relevant opportunities for members working together at a regional scale providing more networking and business opportunities, significant information, educational materials and networking prospects to both small and large organizations within Asia. With 17 member countries and growing, AEN is …

Latin American and Caribbean Ecotourism Network (LACEN)

Poster Spotlight on the Latin American and Caribbean Ecotourism Network (LACEN), a regional initiative of the Global Ecotourism Network, sharing a common mission to connect and network for sustainability. Key Linksglobalecotourismnetwork.orgfacebook.com/groups/lac.ecotourismnetwork [email protected]@[email protected]@mcamachof Background La Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Ecoturismo (LACEN por su siglas en inglés) es una organización internacional que reúne como miembros fundadores …

Global Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web Global Ecotourism Network (GEN) – globalecotourismnetwork.org – aims to bring together the world’s national and regional ecotourism associations and networks, destinations, Indigenous peoples, global operators, professionals and academicians to grow the industry, provide advocacy and thought leadership, and to encourage innovation and authenticity in ecotourism. GEN acts as a vital resource …

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster: @ronmader As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria:1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is profitable and …

2002 International Year of Ecotourism

Logos The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. The declaration came as a result of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)-related meeting of the Ad-Hoc (Inter-Agency) Working Group on Tourism, convened at Heredia, Costa Rica in 1999 in which the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme …

El marco legal del ecoturismo en el Ecuador (2002)

Photo: Yasuni From the archives por Diego Andrade Ubidia Version in English El Ecoturismo puede entenderse como el desplazamiento hacia áreas naturales con el propósito de entender la cultura y la historia natural del ambiente local, con las precauciones necesarias para no alterar la integridad de los ecosistemas ni de la cultura del sitio. A …