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2013-04-22 23:01:08

PlanetWildlife Receives RIGHT-tourism Approval Just in Time for Earth Day. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 PlanetWildlife has been given a seal of approval from RIGHT-tourism, an international wildlife charity focused on the way animals are treated by tourists. Taking part in the global celebration of Earth Day, PlanetWidlife is pleased to announce this new partnership focused on responsible travel and the fair treatment of animals. “RIGHT-tourism is about helping people enjoy...

2012-09-18 23:00:40

Rollinglobe and the Rainforest Alliance Team up to Launch a Travel Booking Platform Dedicated to Sustainable Travel New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Rollinglobe Media, a New York-based online travel agency, and the Rainforest Alliance, a leading international sustainability nonprofit, announced today the launch of a co-branded sustainable travel booking platform to promote sustainable tourism across the globe. Sustainable tourism businesses are those that are profitable while...

2012-06-24 23:03:12

20 years ago the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge was one of the first hotels to lead the charge for ecotourism in Costa Rica when it first opened its doors in 1992 and proved it can have a powerful impact on residents and tourists alike. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 The Laguna del Lagarto Lodge is celebrating its 20th anniversary and was one of the first hotels to lead the charge for ecotourism in Costa Rica. When it first opened its doors in 1992 the lodge proved it could have a powerful...

2012-06-15 11:34:48

'Green' market initiatives are increasing poverty; local ecosystem stewardship must be nurtured instead 'Green grabbing' - the rapidly-growing appropriation of land and resources in the name of 'green ' biofuels, carbon offsetting schemes, conservation efforts and eco-tourism initiatives — is forcing people from their homelands and increasing poverty, new research has found. Ecosystems being 'asset-stripped' for profit is likely to cause dispossession and further poverty amongst...

Researchers Give Long Look At Who Benefits From Nature Tourism
2012-04-26 06:31:42

Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long-term study shows. The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already have resources. The truly impoverished have a harder time breaking into the tourism business. Wei Liu's study, published in the April 25 edition of PLoS One, looks at nearly a decade...

Research Suggests Ecotourism May Help, Not Harm, Wildlife
2012-03-10 06:31:14

A new study investigating the impact of ecotourism activities that use food to attract wildlife for observers has discovered that the booming business does not appear to have a negative effect on those creatures. In fact, researchers at the University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science have discovered that the opposite may very well be true -- ecotourism may be good for the creatures that are becoming so highly sought after by would-be onlookers. Their...

2011-11-22 16:47:52

Ecological tourism has no effect on the presence of large mammals in the Amazon, according to a study that for the first time compares the biological diversity of ecotourism zones with that of protected areas. Furthermore, it can help to protect the biodiversity of areas that are not officially protected yet are vital in the ecological framework. Since the UN began to promote ecological tourism at the end of the 1980's as a way of protecting the environment without resorting to its...

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2011-08-17 11:43:56

The reforestation of the West and the use of satire in environmental conservation As the Greek economy maintains its slide towards default and the global climate continues to change for the worse, one organization, writing in Biotropica, has come up with some novel answers to both problems. Reforest the country to offset historic deforestation and reintroduce long extinct animals such as lions, boosting the economy through eco-tourism. The Coalition of Financially Challenged Countries With...


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