This month, we warmly welcome one genuine
Ecolodge into the club:
Fabrica 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
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.
Read more at http://ecoclub.com/fabricacabrera
One Ecotourism Expert
has joined our Expert Member
* 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
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 ECOCLUB.com
Café. We remind readers that the
Live Chat Centre is at the disposal of Members to organise presentations
on ecotourism related topics.
us to discuss.
- "Eco-friendly" resorts & Objective opinions
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
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.
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...