World Ecotourism News
India bans shahtoosh
"A judge in India last week banned the manufacture and
sale of shahtoosh, the soft wool derived from the endangered Tibetan antelope,
in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir, the only place where it was still
ENN - 17/5/00
Most of the record 210 loggerhead sea turtles that washed
up on Texas beaches last year originated from protected nesting populations in
Florida, recent scientific data from the National
Marine Fisheries Service shows.
Florida Today - 21/5/00
"The world's coral reefs made a partial recovery last year after a
dismal 1998 but remain threatened by over-fishing and climate changes, scientists
We Are Ready for Tourism
Africa News Service 25/5/00
Nigeria for once has a wonderful
outing in a travel and tourism event as her delegation to the just ended Africa
Travel Association (ATA) held at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia stole the show and became
the cynosure of all eyes. areas.
BBC Monitoring Americas 26/5/00
"President Jagdeo said his administration was currently encouraging investment in
the manufacturing, wood, agriculture, mining, information technology and
ecotourism sectors. The ecotourism sector is geared for a jump-start.
on threshold of a bright future"
Journal of Commerce 26/5/00
"On Dec. 31, the Panama Canal was
transferred to the government of Panama in compliance with the Carter-Torrijos
Treaty, and the last U.S. soldier left the former Canal Zone. The canal's former
deputy administrator for nearly five years notes: "Tourism, especially
ecotourism, is one area of great opportunity.
Killing bulls in public
"Portugal's parliament has revoked a 1928 law that made killing bulls
in public a crime punishable by prison time - a move that may appease
bullfighting aficionados but has drawn heated protests from animal rights
80 Whales Die in Mexico
Nearly 80 whales died after beaching themselves on Mexico's southeastern
"Animal Farm" in Angola
"...Twenty five years of civil war in Angola have knocked the country
right off the beaten track. Yet, if the war ever ends, Angola does have
incredible eco-tourism potential.
UN Global 500
"Australian Prime Minister John Howard presented U.N. Global 500 awards to three
Australian winners at a ceremony in South Australia state capital Adelaide on
the eve of World Environment Day. The full list of winners is:
Indian Minister: Elephants in danger
India's elephant population is on the brink of extinction because of poaching
and brutal training methods, a federal government minister said.
Environment protection fund to be set up
Geckos stick by
BBC Monitoring South Asia -
India has decided to hike from 15 to 25 per cent funds
for soil and water conservation measures in new afforestation projects in the
desert and drought-prone areas and plans to set up an environment protection
fund for creating mass awareness.
American Team Picks up Garbage from Mt. Everest
A team of American climbers and Nepali sherpa guides have removed vast amounts
of garbage left on Mount Everest in
an effort to raise awareness about environmental issues in the Everest area.
Disney Cruise Ship
Reports 200 Passengers Ill with Gastrointestinal Illness
Knight Ridder/Tribune Business
"In the largest cruise ship
incident of its kind in two years, Disney's Magic returned to Port Canaveral
Monday with 200 sick passengers, and officials still aren't sure what caused the
UPI June 8, 2000
a remarkable revelation of how geckos scoot up walls and across ceilings,
scientists reported Wednesday the lizards adhere to surfaces by atomic energy.
Internet elephant baby born
" The first elephant baby to be born live on the Internet entered
the world on Saturday, and mother and son are doing well, said officials at
Switzerland's Zurich Zoo.
Whaling Watchdog Aims to regain
control over Seas
"The International Whaling Commission, which regulates international
whaling must reassert its power over the industry or risk losing control
altogether, its secretary said on Monday.
California land purchase to aid environment, endangered species
The Business Press, Ontario, Calif.
"Riverside County, California, has finalized its purchase of the 1,376-acre
Johnson Ranch near Temecula in one of the region's largest open space
acquisitions by a government agency.
Kenyan Tourism Seeks Tax
Africa News Service 14/6/00
"The tourism industry yesterday
urged the government to exempt it from taxes in tomorrow's budget.
new Ecotourism Ring Members
A warm welcome to all the
new ecotourism ring members from Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, USA.
La Duna - Baja California, Mexico -
Rancho La Duna, a true ecolodge has been designed as a working laboratory
including an organic garden, reforestation efforts, a native plant and
desert botanical garden, solar energy, solar distillation and
desalination, water conservation, and composting of organic waste.
– Adventures International - Ecolé
- Adventures International was founded by conservation activists, and
represents only organizations and ecotour operators with a firm commitment
to the environment and local & indigenous peoples.
Dreams - A directory for authentic
ecotourism tour operators and accommodation in Australia. If you fit into
this category, visit the website for a free listing
Tigre Journeys in Western Amazonia - Peru
- El Tigre Journeys facilitates enlightening travel workshops and
retreats in the Peruvian Amazon to learn about rainforest flora and
fauna, ethnobiology, indigenous cultures, and ancient spiritual healing
knowledge and practices.
Expeditions - Peru - Dugout Canoe and
Camping ecotours in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Peruvian
Rainforest in cooperation with local guides from the Village of Lagunas.
Tours Victoria - Australia -
Award-winning, advanced ecotourism accredited tours in Victoria,
Australia. Explore magnificent Mountain Ash forests with local experts
and see the world's tallest flowering plants and largest gliding
Naturae - The Bosque Lluvioso Río Costa
Rica is a rainforest preservation project. Our organization is for the
purpose of finding ways to preserve some of the few remaining tracts of
virgin rainforests in Costa Rica.
New Ecotourism Providers at ecoclub.com
The following genuine ecotourism
providers have signed free promotion agreements with ecoclub.com over the past
month. Please visit their sites, as well as those of existing members
(Ecoindia and BST
- Indonesia) and enjoy special rates as members of ecoclub.
Tourindia - Kerala, India
Virginmount - Kerala, India
Rio Tinto Lodge & Adventure
Expeditions - Rio Platano Reserve, Honduras
Bonstar Travels - Sri Lanka
St. Achilleios Guesthouse - Lake
Ecobaja - Baja California, Mexico
Monthly Poll Result
preserving tribal hunting grounds and preserving an endangered species I
would choose to:
Out of a total of 42
preserve tribal hunting grounds:
preserve the endangered species:
limit hunting and protection:
The NEW POLL at www.ecotourism.cc
CAYMAN ISLANDS RECENTLY BOUGHT AND SUNK AN OLD SOVIET WARSHIP IN ORDER TO CREATE
A DIVING SITE
A. How Excellent !
B. How Disgusting !
Antonis' Eco-tales: The Prespa International Park and a Bear
This May, we visited the Prespa International Park in the
Border of Greece with Albania and F.Y.R.O.M. That peaceful area is a
natural crossroad of civilisations, geographically just ............ FULL
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Message from Ecotourism Ring Members: Ecotourism Society Pakistan
drought conditions in Balochistan, the Ecotourism Society Pakistan contacted
senior members of the province and asked them about conditions of juniper trees
in Ziarat valley. Here is the initial report while Society has decided to send......
from Ecotourism Ring Members : AmazonAid
" In less than two weeks I'll be off to the Amazon! This year I am
leading a group for Rivers of the World ....
Trade Shows / Conferences
If you are
organising or are aware of an ecotourism related Trade Show or Conference please
send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
include it here. More trade shows at http://ecotourism.cc/
Association of Australia National Conference
|Nov 2-5, 2000
Management Systems for Tourism Destinations
|Jun 26-30, 2000
|Jul 26-27, 2000
Internet & Tourism Law - Watch
Reps Agree on Digital
New rules for hotel
Is Rapidly Losing Sales Tax from Internet, Official Says
secretly divert customer data.
rules for value-added tax on Internet.
Eco - Quiz
correctly by email to email@example.com
and receive a clever game by email!
The Question was: What are the ULTIMATE roots of the term ECOTOURISM ?
The answer is : .......
The new Eco-Quiz:
What share (%) of the dangerous gas emissions that destroy the ozon layer,
are NOT man-made.
Ecotourism Ring Statistics
Seven new websites
joined the Ecotourism Ring during the past month bringing our total to 70 sites
from 28 countries, a monthly increase of 11% ! Traffic rose from 3259 hits to
3439 (+5.5%) and the Ecotourism Ring ended at the 50th position by
traffic and 31st position by size in the top-100 travel related Webrings. On
we go !
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