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#101954
2014-11-21

'Out-of-control tourism' hurting wild Ibiza

Rampant tourism is threatening the coastline of the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza while other major wilderness areas are also being seriously neglected by Spanish authorities, a new study shows.

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#101262
2014-10-06

Think twice about wild animal tourism, visitors told

A leading animal charity is urging tourists to think more carefully about the impact their adventures are having on animals

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#101058
2014-09-24

How Sustainable Tourism Is Becoming a New 'Mega-Goal' at the 65th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference

The United Nations Department of Public Information recently held a conference titled "Beyond 2015: An Action Agenda by Non-governmental organizations" at U.N. Headquarters in New York.

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#100668
2014-08-27

Ecotourism rise hits whales

Desire to observe whales and dolphins up close is affecting animals’ behaviour.

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#100419
2014-08-11

The ethics of elephants in tourism, global guide released

Ethical online travel agent, reponsibletravel.com released a global guide on elephant welfare in the tourism industry on Monday. The guide aims to help travellers make informed decisions when booking trips involving experiences with elephants.

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#100420
2014-08-11

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 longlist announced

The official longlist for the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 has been released, recognising inspiring organisations that work to ensure tourism preserves and benefits destinations and local people.

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#100123
2014-07-22

Montenegro's sustainable tourism development crucial for economic prosperity-Source

Montenegro's Minister of Tourism and Sustainable Development Branimir Gvozdenović visited the headquarters of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWITO) based in Madrid, where he met with Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWITO.

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#100107
2014-07-18

Monkey island, giant lily pads and bicycle boats: welcome to Colombia’s Amazon

Colombia’s southernmost state, Amazonas, boasts four national parks and is home to some of richest biodiversity on the planet. From canoeing down one of the many tributaries of the Amazon River, to sleeping in floating houses, to dolphin spotting, and volunteering with endangered species, Colomb ...

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#99761
2014-06-19

The shoots of sustainable travel are emerging in one of the most unlikely of places: China.

Try to picture an eco-paradise. As the world's biggest polluter, China probably isn't the first destination that springs to mind. And yet in recent years this famously gray, smog-cloaked country has become a laboratory for green travel.

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#99128
2014-05-16

Asian migratory bird sanctuaries may soar as new eco-tourism haven

This World Migratory Bird Day, the United Nations launched an eco-tourism plan that promotes bird conservation and livelihood development, enabling globe-trotting tourists to become protectors of the world's 'original long distance travellers' and their habitats.

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#98638
2014-04-22

Saving Caribbean Tourism from the Sea

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 16 2014 (IPS) - Faced with the prospect of losing miles of beautiful white beaches – and the millions in tourist dollars that come with them – from erosion driven by climate change, Barbados is taking steps to protect its coastline as a matter of economic survival.

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#98621
2014-04-17

Saving Caribbean Tourism from the Sea

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 16 2014 (IPS) - Faced with the prospect of losing miles of beautiful white beaches – and the millions in tourist dollars that come with them – from erosion driven by climate change, Barbados is taking steps to protect its coastline as a matter of economic survival.

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#98121
2014-03-25

Tourism key to conservation-poverty reduction link

[CARTAGO, COSTA RICA] Conserving wildlife reduces poverty in nearby areas according to evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica and Thailand — but how it does that has puzzled scientists.

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#98051
2014-03-19

Taking control of Everest climbers' environmental impact

The boom in alpine tourism has left Mount Everest covered in debris. Nepali authorities are taking action this climbing season, requiring each climber to bring back their trash. But how can the new rule be enforced?

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#98020
2014-03-17

Waves of opportunities seen for marine ecotourism

Cebu City in the Philippines, which was hit by an earthquake and Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) in 2013, proved to be the ideal backdrop for the recent 2014 World Ecotourism Conference (WEC).

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#97958
2014-03-12

Introducing the first sustainable tourism model for The Bahamas and the Caribbean

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas National Trust recently concluded a three year pilot demonstration project in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park through funding by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Full Size Project (FSP) on “Tourism and Coral Reef Health”.

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#97869
2014-03-04

Ecotourism Benefits the Costa Rican Economy by 16%

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A study published in the journal of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that ecotourism has improved the quality of life of Costa Ricans living in areas close to parks and protected areas by 16%.

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#97771
2014-02-25

Ecotourism pays: study finds lower poverty where nature-based tourism is prevalent

A new study has quantified a point long advocated by advocates of setting aside protected areas: ecotourism pays.

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#97753
2014-02-24

Tourism best hope for critically endangered lemurs

Madagascar's lemurs - the world's most threatened primate - could be saved from extinction by eco-tourism, conservationists say.

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#97496
2014-02-07

Central Africa's Ecotourism Set To Rebound, Though Lingering Conflicts, Proposed Oil Drilling Endanger Gorillas

RUMANGABO, Democratic Republic of Congo — For more than a decade and a half, armed rebels were the main threat to this country’s famous Virunga National Park, and though the park is rebounding, the threat of conflict persists, and now, environmentalists fear an oil project could be even more des ...

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#97175
2014-01-23

Kerala wins UN award for sustainable tourism

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism has been conferred the United Nations Award for creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism, the first time India has ever won the recognition.

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#97137
2014-01-21

Malaysia: Sustainable Tourism Major Contributor To Economy

Sustainable tourism development is no longer just a mere cliche, but has become a major contributor to a more environmentally sustainable economy, said Malaysian Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

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#97001
2014-01-14

Seashell Loss Due to Tourism Increase May Have Global Impact

Jan. 9, 2014 — Global tourism has increased fourfold over the last 30 years, resulting in human-induced seashell loss that may harm natural habitats worldwide, according to a University of Florida scientist.

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#96887
2014-01-06

Malaysia playing pivotal role in promoting intra-ASEAN tourism

Over the past few years we have been promoting short haul travel, encouraging our people to travel in a more affordable and easier way to our neighbours in ASEAN. In this respect, Malaysia has introduced the 3-2-1 Heritage Tour package -- three UNESCO heritage sites (Melaka, Penang and Borobudur ...

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#96670
2013-12-11

Tourists Are Giving Endangered Iguanas Diarrhea and High Cholesterol

Hop on over to the photo-sharing site Flickr and you’ll find dozens of photos and videos of people eagerly feeding grapes to hungry iguanas on the beaches of the Bahamas.

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#96303
2013-11-11

Peru Uses Climate Twist to Lure Tourists to Shrinking Glacier

In its heyday, the Pastoruri glacier in central Peru, drew daily throngs of tourists packed into dozens of double-decker buses 16,000-feet (5,0000-meters) high into the Andes to ski, build snowmen and scale its dizzying peaks.

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#96079
2013-10-25

Sri Lanka's tropical beaches: A development trap?

After over 25 years of internal conflict ended in Sri Lanka in May 2009, the country finally seemed poised to capitalise on its beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes. Named as the New York Times top tourist destination in 2010, and receiving similar accolades from the Lonely Planet in 2013, ...

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#95980
2013-10-17

Bird-watching tours in Costa Rica: an economic alternative to palm oil?

Oil palm plantations have been rapidly expanding across the tropics for the better part of the past twenty years due to high returns from palm oil production.

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#95968
2013-10-16

Peru to use biotrade potential for a sustainable tourism

Lima, Oct. 15 (ANDINA). Peru's government seeks to position the country as a hub for sustainable tourism hand-in-hand with biotrade, generating partnerships and competitiveness in the value chain, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) has reported.

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#95731
2013-09-27

Water, the mainspring of tourism

A large majority of tourists are mesmerised by water. They travel across the world to be near water, surf on high waves, loll on beaches, ride on boats.

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#95424
2013-09-06

Rwanda: Nyungwe National Park Nominated for Global Award

Nyungwe National Park has made the cut of seven from the continent short-listed for the 2013 World Travel Awards.The accolade follows last year's British Guild of Travel Writers' Global Award that the park received for its efforts to harmonise tourism, wildlife and the agricultural community in ...

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#95222
2013-08-22

Sustainable tourism gains traction

News that the Caribbean could have lost up to 80% of its coral reef over recent decades comes as no big surprise to Louise Armstrong. Five years ago, she sat down with leaders in the tourism industry and mapped out the sustainability challenges ahead.

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#95213
2013-08-21

Sustainable growth in an island paradise

With tourism the most important sector of Seychelles' economy, the challenge is balancing economic growth with environmental protection - and making sure not just foreigners benefit from the country's tourism boom

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#95186
2013-08-20

Sustainable growth in an island paradise

With tourism the most important sector of Seychelles' economy, the challenge is balancing economic growth with environmental protection - and making sure not just foreigners benefit from the country's tourism boom.

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#95125
2013-08-15

Nigeria and sustainable/responsible/ecotourism: costs, benefits, options and challenges

Nigeria has the potential to become very competitive in sustainable tourism if the necessary political will exists.

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#94832
2013-07-29

Spent bogs and disused railways have huge eco-tourism potential

An ambitious project to restore Ireland's boglands will transform large tracts of Ireland into a wetland Savannah-like wonderland and attract hundreds of thousands of eco-tourists.

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#94833
2013-07-29

Govt policy, Internet helped boost Bohol as top ecotourism spot–official

The government’s open-sky policy, the World Wide Web and a sound tourism-development plan were instrumental in propelling Bohol province to become the Philippines’s top destination for ecotourism, according to a high-ranking Department of Tourism (DOT) official.

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#94778
2013-07-25

http://www.wsfa.com/story/22749195/hundreds-gather-for-hawaii-island-proposed-gmo-bill-ban-hearing

The Punjab government has unveiled a dedicated plan that seeks to harness the eco-tourism potential of the state.

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#94668
2013-07-19

How to develop eco-tourism and sustainable business in the Amazon rainforest

In the second part of the series, we'll learn three ways to work sustainably in the Amazon rainforest and three ways to develop ecotourism enterprise in the central-west region.

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#94087
2013-06-04

Southern Africa Must Unite to Boost Tourism

Johannesburg — Competing players in the tourism industry in southern Africa are putting aside their rivalry in pursuit of a common goal - a big boost in tourist numbers to the region

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#93743
2013-05-17

Caribbean political, business leaders meet on Branson’s private island to discuss conservation

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean’s tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson’s private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region’s coastal resources by 2020.

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#93623
2013-05-13

'Know foreign languages and biodiversity' call

Kota Kinabalu: The licensed tourist guides have been advised to update themselves on existing and latest tourism products in Sabah so as to enhance their knowledge and quality.

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#93643
2013-05-13

Why responsible tourism is the key to saving the mountain gorilla

The sunlight poured through the canopy, casting dappled shade over Makara, a large silverback mountain gorilla, as he cast his eyes around the forest clearing, checking on the members of his harem.

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#93590
2013-05-09

Maldives launches US$3.38 million eco-tourism wetland conservation project

With the launch of a US$ 3.83 million eco-tourism wetland conservation project, the Maldives continues to push forward with climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, aiming to serve as a model for small island states.

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#93536
2013-05-06

Nepal floods change river course and threaten tourism

A major tourism destination in western Nepal faces increased risk of natural disasters following a devastating flood last year, experts have warned.

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#93415
2013-04-25

Caribbean Tourism Stakes Salvation on Greener Policies

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 24 2013 (IPS) - Tourism, widely regarded as the mainstay of Caribbean economies, is being challenged to remain sustainable in an era of climate change and its impact on beaches, rivers and other attractions.

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#93326
2013-04-19

Underwater biodiversity to bring in more tourists

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is planning to makediving as one of the major drivers in promoting the Philippines. “If you come to the Philippines and you don’t like what you see on land, just stick your head under water and you will be okay,” said Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. during yes ...

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#93270
2013-04-16

Responsible travel talk at conference

There is an abundance of evidence demonstrating that a growing number of travellers are paying heed to destinations that practice environmental management, biodiversity conservation, historic restoration and cultural preservation, one of world’s leading sustainable travel watchdogs will tell del ...

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#93197
2013-04-11

SANParks announces new Responsible Tourism Strategy

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has made public its 2022 Responsible Tourism Strategy (2022 RTS).

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#93167
2013-04-10

Air NZ's green tourism award

Air New Zealand has won a major international award that recognises sustainable tourism best practice.

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