Alle Artikel mit dem Schlagwort: Eco-Tourism

A destination too popular?

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. Condé Nast Traveler „The last time you peered out an airplane window when you were landing somewhere new—maybe it was the fjords of eastern Norway or the lights of Kuala Lumpur—you probably felt a rush, an adrenaline surge that seemed to flash from stomach to limbs. It’s your brain’s natural response to the unknown. Psychologists associate this trait—inherent in all of us, but on a broad scale of intensity—with what compels us to indulge our wanderlust on the fringes of the map. But what happens when the unknown becomes well known? What makes a spot an actual destination? And can it ever recover?…“ -> Full article…

Ecotourism

Ecotourism is about uniting preservation, communities and Sustainable Travel. This means that those who offer ecotourism activities should adopt the following principles: – Minimize physical, social and behavioral impacts. – Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. – Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts. – Provide direct financial benefits for conservation. – Generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry. – Deliver memorable experiences to visitors that help raise tourist’s sensitivity. – Design, construct and operate environmentally friendly facilities. – Recognize the rights and spiritual beliefs of the Indigenous People and create empowerment. Still, it is not easy to build up an ecotourism project. Do you want to give it a try? Check out that link and try out the Interactive Ecotourism Game. You will find out that it is not that easy to build up a ecotourism project and that many pitfalls are waiting for you.

Environment Projects

Trash, waste or garbage are huge problems in many developing countries. Not so many years ago the people used to grow what they eat. There weren’t many shops selling food or other goods. People simply had what they harvested. If they bought food it was wrapped in banana leafs. So everybody was used to just throw the packaging away. Today everything is wrapped in plastic. But in many countries there is no working garbage collection. So the trash piles up everywhere. Many NGOs and Charity Organizations work on solving the trash problem. Like on that small island in Cambodia. We started off on a boat to a small island. On the way we saw some fisher boats. Nearly all people living on this Island were fishers. Due to bad weather conditions we had to use a jetty some miles away from the village and then walk. The people are very nice to the animals on the island and it was very cute to watch the puppies play. Before, this place was filled with knee deep rubbish. But …