Global Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web Global Ecotourism Network (GEN) – globalecotourismnetwork.org – is an organization whose founding members are the entire ex-Advisory Committee of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). GEN’s mission is 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, …

International Year of Ecotourism

Photo: Ron at the Summit 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 …

Urban Ecotourism Declaration

Poster From the archives Participants in the first International Urban Ecotourism Conference (2004) respect Urban Ecotourism as an ongoing opportunity to conserve biological and social diversity, create new jobs and improve the quality of life. We issue the following declaration: Recognizing urban centers as cradles of civilization, socio-political progress, examples of co-existence between diverse cultures …

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. Key Links asianecotourism.org Facebook @AENecotourism 2019 Declaration of …

Concepción y Perspectivas del Ecoturismo en México

From the archives. First published in 1998. Written by Arturo Carballo Sandoval RESUMEN El presente artículo analiza el evolución del Ecoturismo en Mexico. También ofrece información de las Areas Naturales Protegidas y su contribución para el futuro del ecoturismo. México cuenta con un amplia variedad de recursos naturales, ecológicos, históricos y culturales en toda la …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. 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 …

Exploring Ecotourism

Graphic @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 …

European Ecotourism

Poster: 2018 Conference European ecotourism – we have a lot of questions. During the 2002 Ecotourism Summit several European leaders were hopeful that ecotourism could be protective of rural wilderness and respect urban nature. This Planeta.com guide is a work-in-progress, particularly as we prepare for the next European Ecotourism Summit. Key Links Facebook: European Ecotourism Conference …

Factores del Fracaso del Ecoturismo

Artwork October 2017 – New from Allan Rhodes: Factores del Fracaso del Ecoturismo (Factors of Ecotourism Failure) For more of Allan’s videos, subscribe online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7YMX1eB9W-cbJKfA0yZahQ. Twitter @EcotourGenuino Tweets by EcotourGenuino Planeta.com Exploring Ecotourism https://planeta.com/allan-rhodes Colibri Ecotourism Award

Local Travel in the Murray-Darling Basin

Australia publishes some our favorite e-books. Announcing a new publication. Download the 2017 Local Places Guide for a list of over 100 local wetlands, bushlands, parks and reserves to visit throughout the Murray-Darling Basin in South Australia. This is local travel in nature. The guide provides basic info highlighting facilities, special features and activities. The guide …