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Ecotourism in Americas

  • Be Spoiled By The Unspoiled Discover a ‘lost world’ in South America

    GUYANA, 2016/12/11 Emerging as a incomparable eco-tourism destination with exceptional pristine rainforests, undisturbed ecosystems, exotic flora & fauna, and a vibrant culture and people, Guyana is capturing the hearts and minds of adventurers, eco-tourists, conservationists and curious vacationers looking to experience a truly unspoiled gem in South America. Nestled between Venezuela to the west, Suriname to the east, and Brazil to the south, Guyana has often been overshadowed as a tourist destination by some of its bigger, and louder, neighbors stealing the region’s limelight on the international tourism stage. However, the government of South America’s only English-speaking country is determined to see the word spread about its immense natural attractions and provide the conditions to enable its tourism industry to shine. It has embarked on an image building and branding campaign to not only get the message across to international tourists and investors as to Guyana’s huge attractions, but as well to the Guyanese of tapping the business potential in this nascent sector.
  • Stand-out in conservation and ecotourism in Mexico

    MEXICO, 2014/02/11 While trendy Sayulita and ever-popular Puerta Vallarta are in the limelight for tourists, there is a sleepy but hip little town in Mexico that is leading the Mexican Riviera in sustainability efforts. San Pancho (San Francisco) Nayarit Mexico is forging the way forward in ecotourism and is located just around the point from Punta Mita one bay away from Sayulita and in the lee of the Sierra de Valajo. In 1992, the Grupo Ecologico de la Costa Verde, A.C. created the initial marine turtle nursery for Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles on the coast to combat the pressure on the local marine turtle people from human impacts on their nesting habitat. Poaching, tourism, and development had reduced the people to two hundred nesting turtles on the beaches yearly, sparking concerns of potential extinction.