Eco Tourism : Features

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  • Fighting poverty in Nepal's Year of Tourism

    28 November 2010

    2011 has been designated as the Year of Tourism for Nepal with the aim of attracting more travellers to boost the country’s flagging economy and to alleviate poverty.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Wasini women protect a unique coral island

    5 February 2009

    Just three years after the European Union joined with the Kenyan Government to open the coral rock gardens on the former slave island of Wasini, off the coast of Kenya, as an eco-tourist destination, the project has become a self sustaining success story which has served not only to protect the coral formations, but to save the mangrove forests which skirt the island and to bring many benefits to the islanders themselves.

  • OPINION: Time to rethink Caribbean tourism

    8 February 2007

    Who should benefit from Caribbean tourism? Overseas hotel owners and cruise firms, or the people and environment of the islands? It is a touchy issue, addressed in a recent article by Ronald Sanders in The Island Sun. This adapted version comes from the Small Islands Voice, a website for the exchange of small island news.

  • Eco-tourism comes to Poland

    29 January 2007

    Poland, with over one thousand years of history, is today a country at the crossroads. EU membership and the forces of globalisation promise a new era of modernisation, including a booming tourist industry. But the eco-tourism movement is also stirring, promising a gentler, more sustainable, way to experience the country's natural riches, as Agnieszka Gorczynska reports.

  • Tree hugging replaces logging in Mexican forest

    28 March 2006

    The 64 members of the community forest, or ejido, in El Palmito, a village in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico, used to make a living from the harvest and sale of timber. Now they have discovered a new source of income for their families, one that involves saving trees instead of cutting them down. Katiana Murillo reports.

  • Conservancy movement takes off in Namibia

    11 October 2005

    As human populations expand in Africa and natural habitats shrink, people and animals are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food. The impacts are often huge with people losing their crops, livestock, property, and sometimes even their lives. The animals, many of which are already threatened or endangered, are often killed in retaliation. Namibia in southern Africa is no exception, but new experiments in managing land and wildlife there have shown that people and animals can live together. Jan Vertefeuille and Joanna Benn report.

  • Pandas spur eco-tourism Chinese style

    12 September 2005

    Two and a half hours out of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in central China, down a one-lane road - and over lots of potholes - lies the village of Xiang Shujia. Not far from one of China's oldest panda reserves, at Wanglang, Xiang Shujia is among a handful of former logging villages where ethnic Tibetan Baima people are putting down their saws and embracing the panda's bamboo forest habitat to practice ecotourism Chinese style.

  • North Goa feels the tourist pinch

    29 March 2005

    For the two million visitors who land on her shores each year, Goa is just a good holiday destination. But the impact of mass tourism is strongly being felt on the shores of North Goa, where tourism first took root in the 1960s. Frederick Noronha reports.


    8 March 2005

    Makuleke, a settlement of some 12,000 people, was forcibly removed from Kruger National Park in 1969 by South Africa's apartheid regime to make way for expansion of the park. Now, largely thanks to the community's own action, electricity has been brought to its villages and local people are involved in a successful eco-tourist project.

  • Eco tourism Cameroon style

    21 February 2005

    The majestic waterfalls of Memve'ele, though largely unknown are one of the natural jewels of the West African state of Cameroon. Now, local villagers are planning to open them up for eco tourism. Olivier van Bogaert of WWF, which is helping to develop the project, reports.