Eco Tourism : Newsfile

There are 16 documents in this section.


  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2012

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • End water injustice in Goa tourism

    4 July 2012

    Tourism Concern and community groups in Goa are calling for an end to water injustice resulting from poorly regulated tourism in the southern Indian state.

  • Dispatches from South India: Alleppey's dirty waters

    13 June 2012

    Kerala’s backwaters are beautiful and a growing tourist magnet, but says Veronique Meunier in this report for Tourism Concern, it hides a dirty secret as tourist boats ignore the rules about polluting the lake waters and threaten this lovely environment and the people who live there.

  • "Kick the CO2 Habit" - it may be easier than you think

    5 June 2008

    Adopting a climate-friendly lifestyle needn't require drastic changes or major sacrifices, according to two United Nations reports published to mark World Environment Day (5 June).

  • Carbon offsetting takes off in US

    25 February 2007

    A major travel organisation, based in the United States, has expanded its services related to carbon offsetting in response to growing consumer and industry demand for a customer-frendly system to help to curb global warming.

  • Turtles or tourists in Cape Verde isles?

    9 February 2006

    Boa Vista is one of the ten islands that make up the West African island-nation of Cape Verde. It is also home to one of the few turtle beaches left in the archipelago, but with a new international airport on the way and the prospect of a million tourists, for how long?

  • Green light for ethical African safari

    7 November 2005

    African Initiatives, a social justice organisation and registered charity based in the UK, has launched its first ethical sponsored trek to Tanzania. And unlike some charity events, the organisers aim to directly benefit the communities concerned.

  • Explore with Earthwatch in 2004

    16 December 2003

    It can be hard to know how to convert a passion for the planet into positive action but Earthwatch, an international environmental charity and a Planet 21 partner organisation, may have the answer.Their expedition guide for 2004 is now available.

  • Biodiversity hotspots threatened by tourism

    16 September 2003

    Tourism has increased by more than 100 per cent between 1990 and 2000 in the world's Biodiversity hotspots, regions richest in species and facing extreme threats, according to a report released by Conservation International (CI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • Putting trekking wrongs to right

    2 December 2002

    Frostbite, altitude sickness and even death can be the cost for mountain porters carrying trekkers' equipment in the Himalayas, on the Inca Trail in Peru and at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. As a response, Tourism Concern, the London-based charity campaigning for ethical and fairly traded tourism, has launched a new campaign for fairer working conditions for porters worldwide.