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La Esperanza de Los Calabazos
Sep 18, 2011 · File

La Esperanza de Los Calabazos

The idea came to Doña Esperanza and the women of the Calabazos community to provide various services to tourist groups that would enable the women to earn a living.The Jarabacoa Ecotourism Cluster, in support of the Sonido del Yaque project,…

Growing Out of Trouble
Sep 18, 2011 · File

Growing Out of Trouble

Local community associations in Mali launched an initiative to build the capacity of local nurseries and promote the regeneration of endangered plant and tree species.

Greening the Desert Tree by Tree
Sep 18, 2011 · File

Greening the Desert Tree by Tree

A tree planting campaign to reinforce and promote the production, distribution, and planting of trees in select Dogon country nurseries of Mali. Targeted assistance is provided to select nurseries in the region in an effort to curb threats to endangered…

Uniting to Sustain Ethiopia’s Tourism
Sep 18, 2011 · File

Uniting to Sustain Ethiopia’s Tourism

As a first step, in pursuit of a common vision for responsibly managing Ethiopia’s natural resources for sustainable tourism and economic development, 100 tourism stakeholders collaborated for a three-day workshop from October 22-24, 2008.

Sep 15, 2011 · Document

Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA)

The Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) is a partnership of leading organizations in the sustainable tourism field working together with USAID Missions to apply a holistic and market-driven approach to sustainable tourism development. This alliance enabled its members (including leading…

Tourism Center Opens : a Toguna for the tourism industry in Pays Dogon
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Tourism Center Opens : a Toguna for the tourism industry in Pays Dogon

In addition to giving more visibility to the Syndicat d’Initiative et de Tourisme de Bandiagara, a tourism association, the new Center physically serves as an essential information point and marketplace for visiting tourists.

Tour Operator Familiarization Trip Yields Valuable Information and Commitments
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Tour Operator Familiarization Trip Yields Valuable Information and Commitments

ESTA called upon Ethiopian tour operators to participate in a familiarization trip from March 15-17. The principal objective of the trip was for the operators to provide product development feedback to communities in two Central Rift Valley destinations: the Lepis…

Sub-Marine Park Offers Employment Alternative for Local Fishermen
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Sub-Marine Park Offers Employment Alternative for Local Fishermen

Since its launch in September 2007, Fundación Vida Azul has been recognized as one of the few NGOs that has succeeded in protecting the Dominican Republic’s coasts and educating citizens about marine life conservation.

Micro-enterprises Awaken Economic Opportunities in Los Bueyes
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Micro-enterprises Awaken Economic Opportunities in Los Bueyes

Currently in the second phase of creating Los Bueyes’s first ecotourism enterprise known as “Mountain Serene” which offers rustic accommodations for domestic and international visitors, Los Bueyes turns to the area’s natural attractions as an opportunity for new sources of…

Jewelry Workshop Provides Better Livelihoods for Women
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Jewelry Workshop Provides Better Livelihoods for Women

On November 19, 1999 Villas Padre Nuestro celebrated the inauguration of Arte Cuseco, a community organization of women artisans that would bring hope and prospect to local women who have suffered financially and socially due to low-education levels, family troubles,…

Ecotourism Attraction Combats Brain Drain
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Ecotourism Attraction Combats Brain Drain

Fundación PROGRESSIO envisions success of local family and community-owned micro-enterprises and the organizational and institutional strengthening of the Sustainable Development Association (SDA), which is comprised of 26 active members who manage the community ecotourism attraction.

Community-Run Hotel Duty Greene. Draws Tourism to Pedernales
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Community-Run Hotel Duty Greene. Draws Tourism to Pedernales

Over fifteen years ago, the Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Comunidad Integral de Pedernales (FUNDACIPE) identified ecotourism as an ideal alternative to encourage its society to actively participate in the local economy while closing the inequality gap.

Community Finds Hope in Agro-Tourism Project
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Community Finds Hope in Agro-Tourism Project

With the development of agro-tourism project Complejo Turistico Rio Blanco run by the active community NGO Federacion de Campesinos hacia el Progreso (FCHP), locals have been able to support their families with a sustainable source of income, as well as…

Chocolate Tour Unites Community and Improves Local Economic Opportunities
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Chocolate Tour Unites Community and Improves Local Economic Opportunities

For decades, Vincentillo and its surrounding area suffered from deforestation and soil degradation, affecting the local dependency on agriculture and the production and sale of cacao. For the past twenty years, the Bloque de Asociaciones Productoras de Cacao de la…

Guide to Assessing and Designing Tourism Workforce Development Programs
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Guide to Assessing and Designing Tourism Workforce Development Programs

Guide to assessing and designing tourism workforce development programs with a special focus on job and career opportunities for youth.

Promoting Sustainable Rice Production in the Dominican Republic
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Promoting Sustainable Rice Production in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Sustainable Tourism Alliance (DSTA) supported project, through Counterpart International, is bringing together a coalition of rice farmers, water user groups, agri-businesses, agricultural finance institutions, and government agencies. Working together, the partnership is mapping-out and implementing an overarching strategy…

Conserving Biodiversity and Empowering Fishing Communities
Sep 14, 2011 · File

Conserving Biodiversity and Empowering Fishing Communities

The Dominican Sustainable Tourism Alliance (DSTA) supported project, through Counterpart International, is working with fishing communities and other stakeholders to conserve biodiversity within Montecristi National Park and stimulate sustainable economic development in rural communities.

Aug 16, 2011 · File

The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 Beyond the Downturn

The TTCI aims to measure the factors and policies that make it attractive to develop the T&T sector in different countries.

Jul 28, 2011 · File

Central Africa: COMIFAC Briefing Report; July 2011

The objective of this report is to succinctly present, and examine the organization, activities, and cooperating partners of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), to increase understanding within the US government (USG) and partners, to better orient and design engagement…

Environment versus economy: local communities find economic benefits from living next to conservation areas
Jun 18, 2011 · News Item

Environment versus economy: local communities find economic benefits from living next to conservation areas

by portaladmin — Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM

mongabay.com June 12, 2011

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