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This week in Ecotourism (1 Sept 2017)

September 3, 2017

A few stories entered my awareness this week related to Ecotourism

A quick look at the state of ecologically aware travel around the world shows the planet emerging from the economic slump in some areas, coupled with an awareness of the need to protect vulnerable areas of the planet. A few highlights I found appear below:

Costa Rica - Carribean Sea - Parismina (Eco-Tourism)

  1.  From Fiji: In Fiji, the Momoan Park is going to become a center for eco-tourism, and ecotourism activities, according to an article published in the Fiji Sun.
  2. From India:  An article in The Hindu.com relates that in India, the Telangana State Forest Development Corporation has proposed projects specifically to attract visitors looking to appreciate nature and wildlife. The backwaters of Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir in Nalgonda district have been acquired and a proposal has been submitted for transfer of land to the TSFDC, selected for fishing and views. Independent cottages, common dormitories, restaurant and other amenities would come up and a tourism circuit connecting nearby interesting places is planned, Mr. Mitra said.Another eco-tourism project has been proposed near the Kawal Tiger Reserve. About six acres of land would be purchased to serve as visitor amenity center for those planning to go on a jungle safari.
  3. From New Zealand:  A new aquarium and marine center will open in 2021, which has been designed to educate and provide information related to local eco-tourism.

    It is hoped this expansion of the Marine Parade aquarium will generate jobs, grow the local economy, creating a unique eco tourism destination, and deliver a landmark conservation center of excellence. The aquarium and center have a cost of $45 million, with a $7m investment from the council over three years, and the balance sought through a mix of private, and public investment.

  4. From Delaware, USA: An online newspaper in Delaware reported that various companies have different tours that allow tourists to gently observe nature.  Those include “floating yoga mats”, LED lit stand-up paddle tours, full moon excursion tours, and kayaking, on which tourists can observe wild horses, eagles, osprey, pelicans, herons, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, and end up with a stop at a local brewery.
  5. From Indonesia:  The Asia Sentinel had a story about ecologically conscious travel in the rainforests of Sumatra.  It mentions the Hadabuan Hills as one of many locally-recognized conservation areas (according to the article, it is not a national park, a wildlife sanctuary, or anything else, just an unmanaged area that happens to contain some of the rarest wildlife in the world).  While discussing Sumatra and the effects of the 1997 World Economic Crisis, the article’s author also mentions the  “gargantuan and magical Gunung Leuser National Park”, which made me want to plan travel there right away.
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“One could even combine a visit to Hadabuan Hills with a trip to nearby Lake Toba, the volcanoes of Beristagi, and a foodie trip to tasty Medan. [They] can even arrange for you to have some tuak or palm wine as you sit on your bungalow balcony watching bats flit against the stars.”

Sounds wonderful.

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Contact Attorney Robert Miller for any questions about international travel related to eco-tourism.

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California Adventure Travel

January 15, 2009
Photographed by Doug Dolde along the Big Sur c...
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I love California.  But, because I live here, I tend to think of California as not the place for exotic adventure travel.  However, California has a lot to offer those looking for educational, eco-friendly, or adventure travel, with rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, snowboarding, surfing, and other adventure possibilities.

In fact, a tourist’s paradise, California is home to the most striking environmental resources in the world. California has a series of unique geographical features that extend from north to south along nearly the entire length of the state. This glorious golden state of California stretches from foggy coastlines to dry endless deserts, lush green mountains to rolling hills of vineyards. Great locations and great weather, makes California a great place to visit. You can visit California any time of the year.

There are three main regions such as Northern California, the Central Coast, and the southern part of the State to visit. Whether you are looking for thrills and excitement, or peaceful, scenic surroundings, California has it all.

The number of visitors to the state is increasing every year. Tourism oriented business is flourishing. The major cities in California, Los Angeles and San Francisco draw millions of tourists from all over the world. Coastal towns like Monterey and Santa Barbara plus the spectacular scenic coastline of Big Sur, forests of giant redwoods, and snowcapped mountain peaks are some of the other famous destinations one must visit.

Vacation packages include fishing, wildlife viewing, adventure and eco-tourism, beach tourism, historical cultural and educational activities, winter activities, sightseeing and tours, day cruises, multi-day cruises and more.