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Top 10 impact travel experiences

Top 10 impact travel experiences
With each passing year, the concern for people and the planet is getting stronger more than anything else. So much so that the concern has taken over our news feeds, social media posts, or even our daily conversations. It is surely an elephant in the room that we can’t ignore anymore. Rapid changes in the environment, people’s lives, negative effects of consumerism, everything suggests us to make the right choices. Not just right enough to avoid negative effects, but making sure that right actions are taken for positive impact. When it comes to making travel choices, the scope to create positive impact widens. Just how sustainability discussions are becoming mainstream, taking actions towards making positive impacts would soon become a practice. Make sure you are updated to make right as well as very unique travel choices in 2020.Here is a list of travel experiences that will help you create a positive...
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Creating Interpretive Experience In A Conservation Area

Interpretive__20181017-071902_1 Paul in Drummin Wood Special Area of Conservation
Creating Interpretive Experiences in EcotourismIn this post we look at How To Create An Interpretive Experience associated with an ecotourism experience within a Special Area of Conservation in Ireland.Ecotourism, as defined by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, typically incorporates a feature of conservation that may be ecological, cultural, historical, archaeological and/or spiritual. The experience should seek to simultaneously immerse visitors in this feature and it’s characteristics whilst preserving it, thus creating a ‘sustainable experience‘.Careful consideration need be taken to ensure the integrity of the site and features are not impacted by proposed use, nor the access to the features by local peoples affected. In essence, the conservation features should not be altered by the proposed activities, yet means for providing opportunities to immerse within the experience need to bring visitors into close contact with it for it to have any ‘interpretive value‘.Clearly then, ensuring the sustainability of the conservation features requires considerable research,...
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Ecotourism with a purpose: supporting education in rural Nicaragua

Sister Communities of San Ramón, Nicaragua (SCSRN), a Durham based non-profit, is excited to announce that we will be building four new classrooms. These new classrooms will be built in the communities of El Roblar and El Jinete, in the municipality of San Ramón, Nicaragua. This brings the tally of classrooms built by SCSRN, to 28 classrooms over 1...
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New article on ecoclub.com Paper Series

By looking at ecotourism efforts around the world, there is continuous change: some best ecotourism practices fail to keep their status, or are even suspended after a period of time; other ecotourism practices appear, some of them reaching high standards. "Ecotourism in Protected Areas, A literature Review" on the ecoclub.com papers session is a conceptual paper based on our presentations in lectures, workshops and conferences for ecotourism and protected areas, in the last 10 years. The paper offers a better understanding of ecotourism, viewed as a continuously evolving process in the context of the particular environmental, social, cultural, economic, political and technological features of each area, which may change with time. Finding the right, dynamic balance, which can differ from case to case, is the key for proper ecotourism development in protected areas.Read the article here: https://ecoclub.com/library/epapers/38.pdf 
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An experimental authentic experience of Eco-Tourism in Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan (IUCN MEET project)

An experimental authentic experience of Eco-Tourism in Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan (IUCN MEET project)
 Photo 1. This is Dana Biosphere Reserve and Javier Zapata from Spain, one of my three co-travelers/trip testers/new friends. The MEET project follows a participatory planning approach, where managers of protected areas, local tour operators and service providers work in close synergy to develop ecotourism activities in Mediterranean protected areas.I couldn’t resist writing about my experience from a recent MEET test-trip in Dana Biosphere Reserve in Jordan, called “Rift Valley Mountain Trek”. This package was developed by the managers and the people of the Dana Protected Area, under the coordination of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) of Jordan; the tour was conducted by the local tour operator Discovery Circle Tours.Photo 2. Our guide, AedI feel very lucky I took part in such an authentic and in part also adventurous trip – as our team (of four) was the first to try out this new tour. Local Bedouins, pleasant...
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IUCN Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism test tours

IUCN Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism test tours
It was a great pleasure to participate in the IUCN Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism – MEET test tours in Karpathos, Greece. I wish them all the best on their important initiatives to celebrate and help protect our cultural and natural heritage.http://famtrips.meetnetwork.org/portfolio-items/the-untouched-heart-of-the-greek-islands-2/ 
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Second edition Ecotourism Course (Design and Marketing Products)

Second edition Ecotourism Course (Design and Marketing Products)
STIPA Consultancy&Ecotourism with the Superior Institute of Environment present the second edition of the course "Ecotourism: Design and Marketing Products". In the last decade, Spain has begun to speak more and more often the concept of "ecotourism". Tourism that aims to be a memorable experience for discovering and knowing the most valuable natural places. Therefore, ecotourism allows a personal contact with natural and cultural heritage in each destiny; as well as to expanding and enriching the way of thinking from visitors and locals.We have a high potential in Spain, which is the higher diverse of natural areas, as well as a key role in Europe by its biodiversity. Ecotourism can be an activity that serves to preserve these natural and protected areas, understood as a tool that supports jobs and local economies and as a way to engage tourism stakeholders developing conservation initiatives. But one of the biggest weaknesses of many...
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Twitter Chat on European Ecotourism

Twitter Chat on European Ecotourism
Friend of mine, Chris Milnes ‏@reallifepr0ject is organising a 30 min chat on European Ecotourism this Wednesday at 15:00 CET. Add #euroeco to follow along! More info: http://ow.ly/wuZIg
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Responsible Tourism Hangout Today

  Google Hangout on responsible tourism and ecotourism today.   "Responsible tourism", "sustainable tourism", "green travel" - What does it all mean, who is doing it, how & why should consumers get involved?   Travel Coffee Break (Wed 19 Dec 2012, 1700 GMT / 1200 EST / 0900 PST) see here http://www.travelcoffeebreak.com/2012/12/responsible-tourism-hangout.html
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Food for Thought Symposia: Cretan food and wine event

Food for Thought Symposia: Cretan food and wine event December 10, 6:30 pm, Baltimore, MD The Inn At The Black Olive, The Institute for Integrative Health and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, introduce the Food for Thought Symposia: A return to the ancient Greek ritual of gathering to partake in good food, fine wine, and communal discourse which, when shared together, provide sustenance for intellectual and cultural growth. Internationally known advocate of Cretan food and lifestyle, Nikki Rose, will be autographing her book Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet. http://www.examiner.com/article/food-for-thought-symposia-cretan-food-and-wine-event
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