Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo: Monarch Sanctuary Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo (Promoting Protection). Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing bespoke trips for individual clients and small groups. Her …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster 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. ‘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 …

Allan Rhodes

Allan Rhodes is an independent consultant in planning, management and development of ecotourism and tourism in protected areas with a degree in business administration and master’s degree in park management, tourism and recreation with experience in philanthropic and ecotourism sectors. He founded the non-governmental organization Walking Alternative Education Project United to care for children from …

Gerhard Buttner

Photo Key Links Facebook @gerhardbuttner Flickr Transtions Abroad Conservation work in Mexico Community Ecotourism in Mexico and South Africa Preserving flamingos in Mexico Cape Town Slow travel in my home city Planeta.com Oaxaca Amigos (2008) Colibri Ecotourism Award

Francisco Verástegui

Photo: Seminario (2010) Spotlight on Mexican artist Francisco Verástegui: Key Links Facebook Elsewhere on the Web cultura.gob.mx 2007 Colibri Ecotourism Award As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presents the seventh annual Colibri Ecotourism Award to Francisco Verástegui, who created Mexico’s first city map of notable and historic trees. First presented …

Steve Bridger

Photo: Steve and Ron, 2011 Colibri Winner: Steve Bridger facebook flickr – faves – after wilma pinterest – rebooting-charity slideshare @stevebridger Blog stevebridger.com blogging-a-crisis Planeta.com Colibri Ecotourism Award Start Slideshow After Wilma Responsible Travel Week

Hector Ceballos-Lascurain

Photo Hector Ceballos-Lascurain is a Mexican architect, environmentalist and international ecotourism consultant. Hector has performed research and provided consultations in more than 70 countries worldwide on all aspects of ecotourism planning and development, including the architectural design and construction of ecolodges and other environmentally friendly facilities. He has co-authored more than 130 books, reports and …