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November 03 2015 – “Hold it.” Hasri’s upheld hand tells us. He takes two soundless steps on the dried leaves of the lowland Borneo rainforest and listens. We pause for the strange sound to repeat itself among the jungle cicadas and morning calls of birds. David McGuire Read more.

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October 13 2015 – The film ‘Giving Hope to Survivors of Human Trafficking – a short film by YCI’ tells the stories of survivors who are graduating from a six month training programme in hotels around the world, and are embarking on new careers and more promising futures. Siobhan O’Neill Read more.

As a global hospitality group, Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd.’s sustainability concepts seek to create long-term value for multiple stakeholders in many diverse destinations. With a mission of, “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People,” Banyan Tree works through a three-pillar strategy: enhancing efficiency in environmental operations, conserving natural heritage and biodiversity, and social and economic empowerment of local people in their destinations.

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Misool Ecoresort, Indonesia

Categories: Asia, Community, Human Capital Development, People and Places, Residents, Southeast
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Misool Eco Resort (MER), a dive lodge in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, has successfully partnered with local communities in a destination stewardship programme to stop rampant shark finning and destructive fishing practices. In 2005, they secured a long-term lease from local communities, providing local people with much-needed sustainable income, to establish a 425 km2 No Take Zone, expanded in 2010 to cover 1,220 km2 .

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Cheli & Peacock, Kenya

Categories: Africa, East, Fauna, Human Capital Development, Land, People and Places, Planet
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Since 1985, Cheli & Peacock Ltd has been developing environmentally-friendly safaris and eco-camps in Kenya, with a focus on lesser-visited areas of significant biodiversity that have faced poaching and lack of resources. With 70% of Kenya’s wildlife roaming outside of protected areas, they work with local communities to support wildlife conservation by providing economic benefits through bed-night levies, leasing agreements, and education initiatives.

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Elsa's Kopje - Meru National Park - Rhino Sanctuary

Elsa's Kopje - Ura Gate Primary School Book Project

Joy's Camp - Bush Walk

Joy's Camp - Game Drive

Kitich Camp - Mathew's Mountain Range - Forest Walk

Kitich Camp - Mathews Range - Breakfast on the veranda

Tortilis Camp - Amboseli -Organic Vegetable Garden

Elephant Pepper Camp - Honeymoon Tent

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Soria Moria Boutique Hotel / Educational Development Programme – Cambodia

Categories: Asia, Community, Human Capital Development, People and Places, Southeast
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Soria Moria is a 38 bed hotel whose goal is to facilitate long-term economic development in the impoverished area of Siem Reap, near Angkor Wat. With tourism growing in the area, the hotel was established in 2007 to empower locals to develop successful long-term economic opportunities through building educational capacity and encouraging the development of socially responsible leaders.

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The Bushcamp Company, Zambia

Categories: Africa, Community, Fauna, Human Capital Development, People and Places, Planet, Southern
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Established in 1999, The Bushcamp Company operates six tented camps and the Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. By implementing a per guest per night conservation fee, it works closely with local community and conservation organisations to develop projects that help conserve wildlife resources, support education, and generate a sustainable source of income for the local people who live around the park.

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Adventure travel and wildlife safari specialist &Beyond operates 32 lodges in six countries (five one the African continent, and in India). Over the past 21 years, its holistic business model based on “caring for the land, its wildlife, and its people” has played an integral role in making long-term contributions to conservation where they operate. Focusing their core efforts on sustainable tourism, including habitat restoration and management, wildlife conservation, and empowering local communities, each &Beyond initiative is carefully planned to suit the area where they operate.

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Located on the island of Bintan, Indonesia, a one hour ferry ride from Singapore, LooLa Adventure Resort provides active educational holidays, primarily for Singaporean families and schoolchildren. Founded in 1999, it employs nearly one 100% of its local resort staff from Bintan, actively encouraging and supporting staff professional development, including English language, computer skills, and hospitality management training, with training linked to increases in responsibilities and wages.

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Siraj Center, West Bank

Categories: Asia, Community, Human Capital Development, Management, Operations, People and Places, Residents, West
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The Siraj Center in the West Bank (Palestinian Territory) , located near Bethlehem, works to educate and promote a new vision for local tourism as an alternative to the area’s long time dependence on pilgrimage mass tourism. As a non-governmental organisation founded in 2005, the Siraj Center develops sustainable tourism programmes and businesses under the ownership of local, marginalised communities, and promotes and fosters a positive image for Palestine to the international tourist market.

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