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October 29 2015 – iTrack Wildlife is a mobile application to identify animal traces (concretely mammals), printed in the soil through their silhouettes and numerous photographs. Greenapps Read more.


26 October 2015 – A marine reserve the size of California has just been declared around the tiny Micronesian islands of Palau.

If you’re a diver, you’re smiling right now.

In this massive reserve, the largest in the Pacific, there will be no fishing or mining, but plenty of world-class diving where fish, sharks, turtles and rays will be protected. Cayla Dengate Read more.

 

October 05 2015 – Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme – that is to improve lives through travel and tourism. Sucheta Rawal Read more.

Ecotourism success story

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Bo Hin Farmstay visitors get a chance to go fishing, walk along a mangrove forest trail or plant seagrass as part of the community's conservation project.

Bo Hin Farmstay visitors get a chance to go fishing, walk along a mangrove forest trail or plant seagrass as part of the community’s conservation project.

7 September 2015 – It all began with the need to feed their families. Today, the small cluster of people in Ban Bo Hin community who run a successful homestay have become an ecotourism model for other villages. Bo Hin Farmstay, located at Ban Bo Hin in Si Khao district, Trang province, is a community tourist attraction founded by the Ban Pru Jud Community Enterprise. CHADAMAS CHINMANEEVONG Read more.

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Asian Ecotourism Network Launches in Bangkok

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Source: Dispatch News Desk

Source: Dispatch News Desk

4 June 2015 – Bangkok, Thailand: The Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) was officially launched here on Tuesday.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by Dr. Nalikatibhag Sangsnit, the Director-General of Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) who officially declared opening of AEN office housed at DASTA’s headquarters in Bangkok. Read more.

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29 April 2015 – Ecotourism Australia certified operators took home a third of all awards at the 2014 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, presented at a Gala dinner in Adelaide last week. The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards celebrate the epitome of excellence in the Australian tourism industry. Read more.

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Huaorani Ecolodge

11 March 2015 – The Huaorani Ecolodge promises a unique and immersive cultural experience – but at the expense of the people who struggle to maintain a life in the rainforest. Megan Alpert. Read more.

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Improving the Tourist Experience: Evaluation of Interpretation Components of Guided Tours in National Parks

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This report presents the results of a detailed study of interpretation provided by nature-based tour operators operating on protected land in Victoria, Australia over the period 2000-2001.

by E. Kate Armstrong and Betty Weiler

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Improving the Tourist Experience: Evaluation of Interpretation Components of Guided Tours in National Parks

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This project aimed to identify sites on the Victorian bank of the Murray River where community values indicate that either further conservation is desired or where development is acceptable. Since the region is under pressure from population and tourism growth and a diversity of land uses, the Victorian government is considering the use of public land and the appropriateness of access to commercial and community activities. In this study, questionnaire surveys were sent to a representative sample of residents, visitors and tour operators asking them to indicate their preferences for future development and show locations of a range of values including biological, scenic, economic, recreation, therapeutic and wilderness and sites for future tourism or residential growth. Spatial analysis of the survey data using GIS revealed the locations of particular importance. On the basis of modelling using these values, these locations were predicted to be national/state parks.

by Sharron L. Pfueller, Xuan Zhu, Paul Whitelaw, Caroline Winter

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Spatial Mapping of Community Values for Tourism Planning and Conservation in the Murray River Reserves, Victoria, Australia

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A network research project was undertaken to analyse cycle tourist travel propensity, motivations, travel behaviour, preferred destination attributes and cyclists’ perceptions of South Australia as a cycle tourism destination. The purpose of the project was to assist the South Australian Tourism Commission to better understand the cycle tourism market and the potential degree of fit with South Australian destination marketing and development.
by Pam Faulks, Brent Ritchie, Graham Brown and Sue Beeton

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