Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5. 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 to …

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 for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sustainable Development of Ecotourism Web Conference Report (2002)

Photo: Ron at the Summit From the archives: 2002’s Sustainable Development of Ecotourism Web Conference Report Also available in Spanish and French Introduction Over the past two decades ecotourism activities have expanded rapidly and further growth is expected in the future. Recognizing its global importance, the United Nations designated the year 2002 as the International …

How to involve local populations in the ecotourism process (Como involucrar a las poblaciones locales en el proceso ecoturistico)

Photo: Real de Catorce From the archives: Como involucrar a las poblaciones locales en el proceso ecoturistico (How to involve local populations in the ecotourism process), part of the book Ecoturismo, Naturaleza y Desarrollo Sostenible (Ecotourism, Nature and Sustainable Development), Mexico City: Editorial Diana, 1998 by Hector Ceballos Lascurain Ya se ha señalado anteriormente que …

Ecotourism Links

Photo: Zion Links related to ecotourism presented in somewhat random fashion: Definitions Ecotourism 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 …