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Weekly Ecotourism Roundup, June 29th - July 7th, 2017

A new City and Green Tourism Destination in one is emerging: Liuzhou Forest City, Guangxi, China http://www.archdaily.com/874364/worlds-first-vertical-forest-city-breaks-ground-in-china?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Volvo became the first major car manufacturer to announce that all its cars will be electric or hybrid by 2019 and that it...
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Women and Tourism & speaking truth to Tourism

I have been involved in a gender pilot program in a union recently, this has crystallised some thoughts for me that I thought I would try to share, also in light of the Trump phenomenon and how we might learn from this.My take on recent politics is that identity politics has suffered a backlash and that groups that could have and should have stood ...
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Weekly Ecotourism Roundup, June 21st - 28th, 2017

Sea Shepherd concluded its Operation Milagro III campaign to protect the critically endangered Vaquita porpoise in Mexico's Gulf of California, over 200 illegal fishing nets  were removed.  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTwleYG2GwE&feature=youtu.be&a In an act of defiance, Burlington Vermont republished the entire EPA Cli...
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Climatexit, Ego vs. Eco, but every cloud has a silver lining

Call it Climatexit? Perhaps, but there is no need to despair at President Trump's 'final decision' to 'withdraw' from the Paris Treaty. For a democracy, it may be scary if one is really able ( there are doubts ) to take such a decision without having to get approval from Congress. But looking at the bright side, this d...
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From zoos to environmental education & ecotourism centres

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  Bashing villains (soft, anonymous, targets not, say, a powerful hotel developer!), real and perceived (all- inclusives , orphanages, slum tourism, voluntourism) is becoming a bit of a tradition these days. A UK-based responsible OTA, a minor player compared to mainstream OTA giants yet a big one on the adjectival tourism scene, has abruptly ...
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On Overbooking

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The recent passenger-removal-due-to-overbooking incident from a flight operated by a major airline shed light on a common (50,000 annual cases in the US alone) but relatively unknown, dubious commercial practice, and also revealed or confirmed some interesting facts: - the power of direct-democratic, citizens journalism, in the form of ma...
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Nikki Rose Interview in Food Tank, Conservation is our best recipe.

Interview in Food Tank hot off the press: "Conservation is our best recipe. No matter how many wonderful products we have wherever we live, to benefit from them in our daily lives and for generations to come we need to protect and celebrate our providers and stewards first." -Nikki Rose https://foodtank.com/news/2017/04/crete-cook-cultivates-sustai...
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Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries in UNWTO #IY2017 Celebrations

News from our fields @Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries. Our work is featured in the United Nations World Tourism Organization International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. # IY2017 http://www.tourism4development2017.org/events/crete-culinary-sanctuaries-educational-programs-celebrating-our-cultural-and-natural-heritage/#
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Getting boaters ready for a new kind of whale?

Getting boaters ready for a new kind of whale?
Humpback whales are making a comeback off British Columbia's west coast. According to the Marine Education and Research Society - MERS - humpback whale numbers have increased by 30% in the last five years. Where once they were a rarity, whale-watching companies on northern Vancouver Island now see humpbacks frequently. Tourists usually make the tri...
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Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) Laos - Upcoming Workshops and Events

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) Laos - Upcoming Workshops and Events
We are excited to announce the addition of Katu Backstrap Weaving at TAEC! As with all of our half-day handicraft workshops, we include a museum tour, drink, and instruction by an ethnic artisan from 9:30am - 12pm. Our workshops are a hands-on way to learn something new while on holiday and discover an appreciation for the traditional crafts of Lao...
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