Category: Ecotourism

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Ecoresort Protects Coral Reefs

Written by | December 30th, 2009

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Conservancy marine biologist Alison Green continues her diving expedition around the Raja Ampat Islands…and finds that ecotourism can indeed conserve coral reefs.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Marine Conservation Agreements

Written by | December 28th, 2009

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How are marine conservation agreements leading the way in protecting coral reef ecosystems in Indonesia?

Ecotourism: Green Problem or Green Solution?

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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Ecotourism is often presented as the savior for wildlife and wild places — providing local communities with financial incentives to preserve nature while also reducing poaching and development pressure. But, lately, others question whether rich Westerners jetting around the world really help much at all: They disturb animals, create demands for new development and only […]

Guatemala: Next “Hot” Birding/Ecotourism Destination?

Written by | March 17th, 2009

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I recently returned from participating in the 5th International Bird Watching “Encounter” in Antigua, Guatemala.  The encounters have been developed by the Guatemalan National Bird Watching Roundtable (Mesa Nacional de Aviturismo) with the assistance of INGUAT, the Guatemalan Tourism Institute. Based on this visit, I am convinced that Guatemala is ready to go as a major destination for […]

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