ISSN 1108-8931

International Ecotourism Monthly

Year 4, Issue 45, Feb. 2003


Just a poem:

Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

Bob Dylan, from the song
"Masters of War" (1963)

Club News

New Ecolodge Member

This month, we warmly welcome one genuine Ecolodge into the club:

Fabrica CabreraFabrica Cabrera, Spain

Fabrica Cabrera, a rural house designed with bioclimatic criteria, is located in Hoyocasero, a pretty mountain village in the Mountain range of Gredos in Ávila, at an altitude of 1,300 m.s. This is an excellent base to explore nature culture, close to important attractions such as Madrid, Ávila, Salamanca, Talavera of the Queen, the Valley of the Jerte, Toledo and Cáceres.

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New Expert Member

One Ecotourism Expert has joined our Expert Member team:

* Mr Animon Muhammed, based in Thrissur, Kerala, India
Mr. Muhammed is an Assistant Professor of Forestry at the Kerala Agricultural University. He offers a free basic consultancy "to people interested to establish wildlife parks, visitor management in protected areas through zoning, ecodevelopment through people participation".
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Live Debate

A live debate took place at the Live Chat Centre on Thursday the 13th of February, the topic was "Ecotourism for Peace?", and it was the third in our series of Direct Democracy Debates (DDD). The Debate now continues at the Café. We remind readers that the Live Chat Centre is at the disposal of Members to organise presentations on ecotourism related topics. Contact us to discuss.

CVM GRANO SALIS* - "Eco-friendly" resorts & Objective opinions

"This [Atlantis] resort has 2,300 rooms and [Tiamo] resort has only 12. Which one do you think is more eco-friendly? Two islands, two hotels, two very different holiday experiences. Richard Newton travels to the Bahamas to pit titan against tiddler in a fascinating environmental showdown...Indeed, in her recent book, A Trip Too Far, Rosaleen Duffy, a lecturer at Lancaster University specialising in environmental politics, argues that ecotourism was never much different from mainstream tourism anyway. "The idea that ecotourism can benefit the environment and bring development through a reliance on self-reflexive travel is questionable," she writes. "Ecotourists, like other types of tourists, are primarily interested in themselves"...Richard Newton was a guest of Discover the Bahamas, which offers seven nights' room-only accommodation at Atlantis from pounds 999 for a double room, or seven nights' all-inclusive at Tiamo from pounds 1,905, including return flight with British Airways."
Excerpts from article in: The Sunday Telegraph, 9 Feb, 2003

As Ghandi said, first they ignore us, then they laugh at us, then they fight us, then we win. This must be the laughing part.

*Cum Grano Salis: latin for "with a grain of salt", phrase appears in Gaius Plinius Secundus's "Historia Naturalis". Plinius suggested we take everything with a grain of salt...


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