MARATHON vs. MARATHON
ECOCLUB Member in Washington DC, Elena Pappas,
a conservation and ecotourism expert and now a journalist with National Geographic
Traveller in an article entitled "The Second Battle of Marathon",
March Issue, p.28-30, expertly analysed the current standoff between
environmentalists and archaeologists on the one side and the Athens 2004 Olympic
Games Organising Comittee over creating the Games Rowing Centre in an important
wetland where also the famous battle of Marathon between Greeks and Persians
took place in 490 B.C. An excerpt: "The World Wide Fund called the move [to
declare Schinias a national park but one that still include the rowing centre] a
travesty of nature conservation and a precedent that would allow major
construction inside other parks. In response, Georgios Kazantzopoulos
environment manager for the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, holds
that the park would regenerate a marsh degraded by urban sprawl, litter,
drainage projects and scars left by an old NATO base."
EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORTS
ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN SURINAME
Jerry R. A-Kum reports from Kingston, Jamaica:
The European Union has granted 2.5 million Euros (USD 2.2 m) to Suriname for
development. The Surinamese Government has
welcomed the initiative and indicated that through funding by the European
Union, a Tourism Authority will soon be established. The Tourism Authority will
initiate projects that could generate up to 500 jobs for the next 3 years,
whilst foreign exchange revenues will also increase. The Central Suriname Nature Reserve, one of the
bigger nature reserves in the world, has recently been added to the Unesco World
Heritage List. In a separate development a new Botanical Garden is being
planned. Dutch University students are currently in Suriname, to
discuss the project with their Surinamese counterparts. They have produced a
documentary to promote the initiative both in Suriname and in the Netherlands.
PROVIDER MEMBER ON
The BBC "Holiday" TV programme broadcasted a feature on March 6 about
ECOCLUB Members in Kerala India, Green Magic Nature Resort http://ecoclub.com/tourindia
and their famous Tree houses. The resort was also featured in The Times
(UK) newspaper (Travel Section / Saturday
CRICKET BOOSTS SRI LANKAN TOURISM
Frederick de Silva Gurusinghe reports from Colombo:
"'Eng-er-land! Eng-er-land!' Cheers for English team boost Sri Lanka Tourism!
Last month Sri Lanka Tourism was dominated by cricket loving British tourists.
According to the estimates of the Ceylon Tourist Board, there were more than
8500 British tourists were in Sri Lanka, the largest contingent watching their
team playing against Sri Lanka. England won test series as, 2 to 1 and they lost
total series of 3 (three) one day internationals to Sri Lanka. The British
cricket fans have criss-crossed the countryside following their team playing
matches in Galle (Southern Region) Kandy (Central Region) Dambulla (North
Central Province in Cultural Triangle) and in Colombo (Western Region) filling
up hotels to full capacity. When matches were playing in Colombo, five star
hotels have reported a full house for the first time since the ethnic war with
Tamils broke out in 1983. The success of the English tour in terms of benefits
to tourism has led to authorities to twin international sporting events taking
place here with tourism. This is made easy by the fact that tourism and sports
come under one Minister. The tourism industry in Sri Lanka is expecting a leap in
tourist arrivals if an end to the ethnic conflict is set with peace talks between
government and Tamil rebels due to start in May. Mr. Renton De Alwis,
Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourist Board noted that if that happens, the tourist arrivals-over the next couple of
years- could rise by at least 50 percent"
--Frederick De Silva Gurusinghe is President, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLETF), Atsumi Holiday Resort, 17,
Thuduwa, Madapatha (Piliyandala) Sri Lanka.
BUILDING A NATIONWIDE
Djuna Ivereigh reports from Indonesia
A Nationwide Ecotourism Network More discussions this week with the UK's
Department for International Development re: partnership on a reconnaissance for
a nation-wide birdwatching ecotourism network. Our proposal is going through the
final nips and tucks and I think we're actually getting close! In the last
couple months I've been in contact with a number of local groups for this
project, spanning Padang (Sumatra) to Papua (locally preferred name for Irian
Jaya). The prospects at each site and for the entire network are are truly
exciting and I look forward to sharing them in more detail once we've finalized
plans with DfID. Project Bird Watch INDONESIA http://www.tpp.org/pbw/
QUALITY LODGES JOIN ECOCLUB
ECOCLUB Members will now enjoy discounts in
four more quality ecolodges as follows:
TOHUM, Eco-Village in the Mediterranean, Turkey:
Village houses and traditional operating farm. Participate in a number of
cultural and healing tours and events organised throughout the year, in order to
promote the Tohum (seed) of friendship between cultures.
Hana Maui Botanical Gardens B&B/
Vacation Rental, MAUI, Hawai
A 27-acre Hawaian country farm with a botanical garden. The lodgings are off the
grid and use Solar electricity and gas appliances.
Black Sheep Inn, Equador
An ecological lodge, in the fullest of senses, high in the Equadorian Andes. A
10 acre property with Permaculture practices. Organic garden, composting
toilets, recycling systems for the grey water, plastic, metal, paper and
Bellavista Forest Lodge, South Africa
An environmentally friendly lodge, in an indigenous forest area, on the
foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. Sculpture workshops organised by the
award winning resident sculptor and proprietor.
MORE AND MORE ECOTOURISM EXPERTISE AT ECOCLUB.com
Another 14 new Experts in Ecotourism Related disciplines
have joined ECOCLUB.com in
March and now offer a free basic consultancy to other Members !
They are as follows, in chronological order of joining:
Mr. Miroslav Belik, based in Australia, Ecological Consultant
Mr. Bill Hinchberger, in Brazil, Editor and Publisher
Mr. Robert Smith, in Canada, eco-tour operator
Mr. Eb Eberlfin, in USA, wilderness guide
Dr. Zinaida Kouznetsova, in Tatarstan, sociologist, tourist development in
Mr. Helmy Kodhyat, in Indonesia, Ecotourism Consultant
Mr. Keith Plummer, in New Zealand, Surf and ecotourism development
Mr. Stefano Catena, in Italy, eco-tour operator
Ms. Rosana Castilho, in Brazil, English Teacher and Translator
Ms. Judi Schweitzer, in USA, Developer
Ms. Ana Bencomo Reid, in Canary Islands, Local tour operator
Mr. Ron Passchier, in Pakistan, Hydrologist
Mr. Saroop Roy, in India, bird watching trail development
Ms. Rachel Dodds, in Canada, Marketing and Business Development
Therefore, ECOCLUB Members can now find a total
of 38 Ecotourism Experts at http://ecoclub.com/experts.html
ECOCLUB.com ON-LINE CONFERENCE CENTRE INAUGURATED
The on-line chat and conference facility at http://ecoclub.com/chat
was inaugurated on Saturday 24 March. It was a lively and humorous chat which
lasted for 2 and a half hours. Members from the four corners of the planet
turned up and I thank them all.
With the help of Member Steve Bolnick of Baobab Safari www.baobabsafari.com
we have summarised the views put forward:
1. Member organisations must be vetted / refereed.
2. To this effect feedback from eco-travellers may be useful.
3. ECOCLUB needs to increase Member participation.
4. Conferences should focus on particular issues.
5. A summary of
the transcripts of each conference should be made available.
6. Conference times should be changed regularly in order to allow everyone to
7. The website design and functionality must be improved.
We welcome more comments on these 7 points raised
and expect your future participation in Chat Sessions either as participant or
as presenter, especially if you are an expert in an ecotourism related topic.
The Chat center will be further improved before
the next major Chat session which will be the EARTHDAY CHAT, on Sunday
the 22nd of April at 12:00 UTC / GMT
NEW ECOCLUB STUDENT CENTRE
At the ECOCLUB.com Community.
Already a lively forum for ecotourism students to
exchange views and network.
also at the ECOCLUB.com Community, a forum to present business ideas and
professional networking. Postings are moderated.
GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDER
23/3: David McTaggart, 68, died
in a head on car crash near his home in Umbria, Italy. In a
testimonial to McTaggart, Greenpeace described the 68 year old as "a thorn in the side
of entire governments and corporations." Between 1975 and 1991, McTaggart
Greenpeace campaigns to save the whales, stop the dumping of nuclear waste in
the ocean, block the production of toxic wastes, end nuclear testing, and
protect the Antarctic continent from oil and mineral exploitation. In September
1991, McTaggart retired to
a farm in Italy, where he raised organic olive oil and continued to work on
whaling and other issues through his own foundation.
MATEL LAUNCHES ECO-BARBIE !
The doll will be made entirely from recycled hemp. In
a separate development Nature Conservancy has reached a secret agreement with
Brazil government to buy the remaining 6/7 of the Amazonian Forest. From the
April 1 edition of Grist http://www.gristmagazine.com/grist/daily
LORDS vs. FOXES
27/3: Britain: The unelected House of Lords turned the Commons vote
on its head, with an equally emphatic majority (317 to 68) opposed to an
U.S. PULLS OUT OF KYOTO
28/3: The Environmental Protection Agency, confirms that USA will not implement the Kyoto Protocol.
President George W. Bush said, "I will not let greenhouse gas reduction
harm the economy and jobs of the United States," adding that he, "will
not accept a plan that will harm our economy and hurt American workers ... we're
now in an energy crisis. Critics point out that 14 of the 25 largest contributors to Bush
political campaigns were from the energy industries.
CANCUN: BEACHES AND BATTONS
2/3: Associated Press
reports that Cancun's "white beaches, clear ocean, upscale hotels and
party-all-night bars" were disrupted after "police beat several protesters here until they
were bloody and unable to walk", when anti-globalization protesters blocked the peninsula's main highway
for three hours, bringing much of the city's traffic to a halt or forcing it to
divert back to the mainland.
WHAT KILLED THE BUTTERFLIES
7/3-15/3 Reuters reports allegations that
protected forest land, Mexican loggers may have deliberately wiped out some 22 million
Monarch butterflies which migrate annually from Canada to Mexico for the winter,
Environmental lobby Group of 100 said Tuesday. Homero Aridjis, head of the
lobby Group of 100, told Reuters loggers were believed to have sprayed pesticide
on the orange and black butterflies in order to regain some 216 square miles of
forest declared protected by the government. The Mexican government's environmental watchdog
replied that the butterflies had died from the cold weather.
JUMPING FROG JUMPS WITH JOY
7/3: Celebrated for its jumping
and protected for its scarcity, the California red-legged frog has won a
critical habitat designation on more than 4 million acres of the state.
Source: Associated Press
GREENPEACE: UNILEVER SUBSIDIARY POISONED
7/3: Greenpeace accuses Hindustan Lever of dumping several tonnes of highly toxic
mercury waste in the densely populated tourist resort of Kodaikanal and the
surrounding protected nature reserve of Pambar Shola, in Tamilnadu, Southern
India. Greenpeace activists and concerned residents cordoned off a contaminated
dump site in the centre of Kodaikanal to protect people from the mercury wastes
that have been discarded in open or torn sacks. Hindustan Lever manufactures mercury thermometers for export, mainly to the United States.
Hindustan Lever denies the allegations.
BIRDLIFE: ECUADOR PIPELINE HARMS HUMMINGBIRDS
8/3: The world's leading bird
conservation alliance, BirdLife International, today criticised the Ecuadorian
Government's decision to sign a contract allowing a multinational consortium to
build a crude oil pipeline that is set to destroy vital habitat of the
Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis), a hummingbird species on the
brink of extinction.
12/3: The directors of four of the world's most visited island
systems have signed an agreement in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos to set common standards governing eco-tourism.
The signatories were the Directors of Galapagos National Park (Ecuador) ,
Indonesia's Director of National Parks, the Director of Loreto Bay National Park
and the Director of Islands of the Gulf of California Park in a workshop organized by
The Nature Conservancy on tourism management in island systems. into pristine waters and threatening unique
wildlife. The parks officials agreed to: Adopt a common framework for the
development of eco-tourism activities in island systems; Prepare a code of
ethics to regulate tourism activities within protected areas; Identify common
threats to island systems and ways to confront and solve them; - Select model
projects to be analyzed and replicated as appropriate; - Establish ways by which
to channel tourist revenue to conservation. The meeting took place days
after a ship carrying fuel for Galapagos tour boats ran aground on San Cristobal
Island, spilling its oily cargo.
On a happier note, Charles Darwin Research Station has
recently launched its new look, updated website, www.darwinfoundation.org
Source: ENN / Nature Conservancy
WTO BACKS HEALTH OVER FREE
13/3: In a milestone decision the World Trade Organization rules that
France did not violate international trade rules when it banned asbestos imports
from Canada. The irony? The center of Canada's asbestos industry is in Quebec.
AN OIL-FREE COSTA RICA
14/3 "We declare Costa Rica free from all oil exploration and
extraction, and we invite our government to do the same, becoming a world leader
in sustainable development." reads a Public Declaration signed by thousands of
Costa Rican organizations and citizens. Named the "rich coast" by
Columbus, the region is now known as Talamanca, one of the most biologically
rich areas in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 88% of Talamanca's territory
has some degree of protection. Talamanca's biological diversity is matched by
its cultural diversity: Bribri and Cabecar indigenous groups manage two
indigenous reserves, and the coast is dotted with fishing-farming villages
founded by immigrants of Afro-Caribbean descent. Ecotourism has become the most
important source of income in Talamanca, drawing visitors from around the world.
The diverse Talamanca peoples are united in their opposition to oil development
along their coast. The municipal government declared Talamanca county an
"oil free zone," and 30 citizens' organizations formed a coalition called ADELA to stop oil development before the
damage to Talamanca ecosystems becomes irreversible. They face a strong
opponent: Harken Energy, a Houston, Texas,
company that activists allege has strong links to the new U.S. President, a
shareholder and member of the board of directors. Harken's off-shore high-energy
seismic explorations may already be affecting marine mammals, lobster and other
marine species, according to some marine scientists. ADELA won a major victory in
September 2000, when the Costa Rican Supreme Court invalidated the Harken
concession. However the same Court later reinstated the permit.
Source: Global Response Action http://www.globalresponse.org
BLACK PEARL FARMING THREATENS
IMPORTANT SEABIRD BREEDING SITE
14/3 BirdLife International fears that Suwarrow, a tiny coral atoll in northern
Cook Islands in the middle of the
Pacific Ocean will fall prey to the human invasion following the development of
sea-farming for the precious black pearl if the Cook Islands governmentgives
permission to the Australian Rock Lobster Company to establish commercial black pearl
farming on Suwarrow atoll. The only human inhabitants are currently three caretakers.
Suwarrow is an important
wintering site for the globally threatened Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius
tahitiensis). It was declared a National Park in 1978 and according to
BirdLife International qualifies as an Important Bird Area (IBA) on three
counts: because of its colonies of Lesser Frigatebird (9% of the world
population), Red-tailed Tropicbird (3% of the world population), and Sooty Tern
(exceptionally large colonies of 71,500 pairs).
Source: Birdlife International
DESTROYING 2000 YEARS IN 20 DAYS
27/3: In Kafkaesque style, the ruling Taliban lift their ban on
visiting the former site of two colossal statues of the Buddha, allowing outsiders to
see the almost total obliteration of Afghanistan's most famous historical
monuments, and designated World Heritage Monuments. A Taliban
"official" said that the whole procedure had taken them 20 days.
Sources: Reuters / BBC
THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT FOR THE GREENHOUSE
17/3: The world's biggest greenhouse opened its
doors in Cornwall, UK. The pounds 86 million Eden Project is set to become one of Britain's
top tourist attractions, drawing 750,000 visitors a year. It consists of three
giant "biodomes" which will take visitors "on a horticultural journey
around the world". The largest of the domes is taller than the Tower of London
and, in total, there will be 100,000 trees and plants from every corner of the
globe. Massive sculptures, story-tellers and exotic butterflies complete the
picture. Project mastermind Tim Smit said he wanted Eden to carry a powerful
environmental message to show "how man can change the world and live in harmony
with nature". Let's hope that it will not have the same luck with the Millennium
In any case 86 million pounds could have helped some real rainforests and their
inhabitants, not to mention that at this rate greenhouses will become obsolete.
TRAVEL THRIVES DESPITE INTERNET COLLAPSES
20/3: According to a study by Nielsen / NetRatings and
Harris Interactive, online travel generated $1.2 billion in sales
in January. That represents nearly one-third of all e-commerce, which totaled
$3.8 billion. In addition to the $1.2 billion in direct sales, the study said
consumers spent $681 million on travel purchases either by phone or in person
after doing research on the Internet.
CHINA TOURISM WILL BOOM
19/3: The World Tourism Organization's forecasts
indicated that by 2020, China is to be one of the world's leading tourism
destinations, overtaking traditional destinations such as France, Spain and the
United States. By that time, China will receive 145 million visitors, of which
foreigners will be 33.5 million, generating 75 billion dollars of foreign
income. Meanwhile, the domestic tourism revenue will rise to 270 million yuan
(8.23 yuan equals 1 U.S. dollar). In the past few years, the tourism industry
has kept a strong momentum thanks to the high growth rate of the market economy
and active fiscal policy by the government. In twenty years, the tourism
industry will represent 8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Earlier
in the month Premier
Zhu Rongji unveiled China's first "green" five-year plan for economic
development, stressing the need to clear choking air pollution, clean
up rivers and lakes and curb water consumption. In a speech to China's
parliament, Zhu highlighted environmental issues previously eclipsed by the
headlong race for industrial strength, from preserving forests in Tibet to
fighting desertification on the north China plain.
Source: Xinhua, Reuters
WORTH "hundreds of billions of dollars"
Amazonian rainforest is worth hundreds of billions of dollars as a machine to fight global warming, scientists have reported in the latest
issue of Nature magazine. They
estimated the forest had the ability to store between 200 million and 300
million tonnes of CO2 per year, amounting to up to five percent of global output
of the gas. That means Amazonia, simply by locking up the gas, is worth between
two billion and three billion dollars a year over the next century, based on 10 dollars per tonne of CO2, which is sometimes
cited as a likely price in the future market of trading in carbon pollution
under the Kyoto Protocol. Amazonian trees have
a very long lifespan, of an average 175 years, which means that it would take
until the 22nd century for this newly-stored carbon to be released into the air
provided the forest is left undisturbed.
The problem remains, who will pay whom to do what.
Source: Nature / Agence France Presse
ARSENIC IS SAFE AGAIN FROM WATER
20/3: The Bush administration has opted to defer - perhaps
permanently - new arsenic standards that would slash the acceptable limits for
this toxic chemical in drinking water by 80 percent.
LLAMAS AS SHEEP-DOGS
20/3 : Thousands of sheep producers around the US are
buying llamas with the goal of using them to guard their flocks. After introducing llamas, more than half of producers reported no losses, with
the remainder reporting a two-thirds drop in predation. Those numbers compare
well with guard dogs, but llamas have some advantages over dogs. Most llamas are
quick to bond with the sheep they're guarding, a process that can take a year
for guard dogs. And while many guard dogs last less than 5 years, llamas
typically live 10 to 15 years and can be effective guards into old age.
KENYAN PROTESTS OVER UK MASS ANIMAL SLAUGHTER
23/3: Cows are central to the lives of the nomadic Masai herdsmen who have been
deeply disturbed by news that hundreds of thousands of livestock have been
killed in Britain after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth
disease. Tribal tradition holds that these herders are the true custodians of
all the world's cows.
Foot-and-mouth is endemic in Kenya, as in many other countries in Africa, the
Middle East, Asia and South America, where an outbreak barely causes a stir.
WE ARE THE WORLD, YOU ARE THE PEOPLE
28/3: The White House said Wednesday that
President Bush would not implement the climate treaty negotiated in Kyoto,
Japan, but would seek an alternative that would "include the world" in
the effort to reduce pollution.
KENYA SENTENCE TOURIST THIEVES TO DEATH
Tanzanians were sentenced to death Thursday for robbing 29 American tourists on
their way to visit Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve. The reserve is on the border with Tanzania and is connected to
Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Associated Press reports that "While death sentences are relatively common
in Kenya, no one has been executed in at last 10 years." Death Sentence for
robbing tourists?? I would never visit.
GRAND CANYON: WILD CALIFORNIA CONDORS LAY FIRST EGG IN 15 YEARS
29/3 For the first time in 15 years, a California
condor has laid an egg in the wild. Biologists say this first nesting attempt illustrates the success of the captive
breeding program that removed the last California condor from the wild in 1986.
A slight problem though, the egg is broken.
Mathew Arun from Kerala, India wrote:
"Ecotourism for me is quite thrilling as there is abundant scope in India
with greenery all around and mountains and virgin islands. Ecotourism is the
best thing to happen to Kerala without disturbing nature"
and one of mine:
"the opposite of mass tourism"
Send in your definition of ecotourism by
|Are Discount Flights Compatible with
Total Votes: 36
One out of three believe that discount
flights are not compatible with ecotourism. Their main arguments as we
discussed in the previous issue are that air travel pollutes and that cheap
flights lead to mass tourism. True, however if discount flights are the only
means for ecotourists to reach a remote developing country that makes
efforts to conserve its environment, then discount flights are the lesser of
two evils. The reality, sad for some, is that ecotourism can not take place
outside society and economy. It competes for the same resources. And like
politics, it is the art of the possible. What makes it better, then, one
would ask. The most sincere answer I think, is intentions.
Out of respect to the (significant) minority that feel discount flights are
not compatible with ecotourism, we have decided to rename our facility to
ECOCLUB FLIGHTS CENTRE.
We will continue offering this discount flight facility however as it is the
far lesser of two evils.
If you are organising or are aware of an
ecotourism related Trade Show, Conference, Workshop or other Bona-Fide Event
please send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
to promote it for free.
More info on these and other events at ECOCLUB.com EVENTS: http://ecoclub.com/events
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To get free access instantly to the details for these events, please join
ECOCLUB.com at http://ecoclub.com/join.html
Apr 1-8, 2001, Mountain Travel
Symposium, Location Park City, UT, USA
Apr 2-4, 2001, eTravelWorld, Location Las Vegas, USA
Apr 22-25, 2001, TITRA 3rd Annual European Chapter Conference, SWEDEN
Apr 24-27, 2001,ENTER International Congress, Location Montreal, CANADA
Apr 5-6, 2001, International Sustainable Development Research
Conference 2001, Location Manchester, UK
May 2-5, 2001, ENVIROFILM, Location Banska Bystrica, Zvolen and Banska
Stiavnica, Slovak Repuplic
May 16-19, 2001, Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange 2001, Location FIJI
May 22-26, 2001,TIES 2001 Ecotourism Workshop Ecotourism Planning and
Management, Location Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
May 28-30, 2001,Indigenous Knowledge Conference, Location Saskatoon,
May 28-31, 2001,TIES 2001 Ecotourism Workshop Ecolodge Design and
Development, Location Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Jun 3-14, 2001, Emerging issues and Environmental leadership
development, Location Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Jun 3-7, 2001, Wind Power 2001, Location Washington DC, USA
June 6-8, 2001, ECOSUD 2001, Third International Conference on
Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, Location Alicante, Spain
Jun 4-6, 2001, Eco-Entrepreneur Conference, Location Oman
Jun 14-15, 2001, Boomers in Transition:
Successful Marketing to baby boomers, Location Chicago, USA
Jun 15- Sep 15, 2001, Dolphins and Whales Monitoring, Location Greece
Jun 19-20, 2001,Mexico's forum for the development of adventure and
ecotourism, Location Mexico City, Mexico
Jun 21-22, 2001,7th Annual Eco-Management and Auditing Conference, Location
Jul 2-4, 2001 ,7th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the
Environment, Location San Francisco, CA, USA Details
Jul 5-8, 2001, Water for People and Nature: a Forum on conservation and
Human Rights, Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jul 25-28, 2001, The 5th Annual Multicultural Tourism/
Hotel Ownership Summit and Trade Show, Location Florida, USA
Aug 30-Sep1, 2001 ,People and the Sea. Maritime research in the
social sciences- an agenda for the 21st century, Location Amsterdam, The
Sep 3-6, 2001, Fenner Conference on Nature Tourism and the environment,
Location Canberra, Australia
Sep 5-8, 2001, Conservation of Biodiversity in the Andes and Amazon
Basin, linking science, NGOs and Indigenous People, Location Cusco,
Sep 25-28, 2001, PATA Americas Travel Mart, Location
Mexico City, MEXICO
Oct 3-5, 2001, eTravel World Conference, Location Las Vegas, Nevada,
Oct 4-6, 2001, European Association of Leisure and Tourism Education ATLAS,
Parallel International workshop on Marine Ecotourism, Location Dublin,
Oct 29-30, 2001, Sustainable Services and Systems: Transition towards
Sustainability, Location Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Nov 2-8, 2001, 7th World Wilderness Summit, Location Escape
Cape, South Africa
Dec 5-8, 2001, EcoDesign 2001, Location Tokyo, Japan
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@New.net, a California start-up defies
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and unsanctioned suffixes.
@Instant messaging appears to be the only Web
habit both Americans and Europeans share, according to a new study by
NetValue. Could you think of a second one.
@Web auctioneer eBay is looking to expand even more via its new pact
with Microsoft Corp. to integrate eBay