Global Ecotourism Network

Logo 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 for evaluating ecotourism …

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 …

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster: @ronmader (Some rights reserved) 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 …

2002 International Year of Ecotourism

Logos The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. In 2022 Planeta.com asks readers/listeners/viewers to assess the state of ecotourism around the globe, reflect on lessons learned, and digitize materials, photos, and videos from that time. The declaration came as a result of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)-related meeting of …

Ecotourism Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Zion (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Urban Ecotourism

Photo: Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) Urban ecotourism = Ecotourism in cities HeadlinesWild urban spaces: Rethinking ecotourism as a mass tourism product – Sudipta K Sarkar Embedded Tweets Also see: Shēngtài Lǚyóu = Ecology Tourism WikipediaUrban ecotourism Conference Planeta.com

European Ecotourism

Poster: 2018 Conference During the 2002 Ecotourism Summit several European leaders were hopeful that ecotourism could be protective of rural wilderness and respect urban nature. FacebookEuropean Ecotourism ConferenceEuropean Ecotourism Network Questions To the organizers and participants – Will the conference have live and recorded video? Is there a directory of participants? Bonus points for a …

Ecotourism Spotlight Award

Poster From the archives: the 2007-2010 Ecotourism Spotlight Award. We will be tracking down links from the contenders and talking up the continuing work toward eco travel during Responsible Travel Week, February 10-16 Original AnnouncementGovernment websites that engage locals and visitors about ecotourism, responsible travel and the local travel movement are eligible to win Planeta.com’s …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …