Oman’s Turtle Tourism

There are seven species of sea turtle found around the world, of which five can be found on the beaches of Oman. These magnificent creatures can live to be 250 years old and can grow to be more than two metres in length. Tourism in Oman has developed at a rapid pace over the past […]

The Long and Rugged Path to an Imperfect Peace in Colombia

The saying goes: “Colombia is an eventful country where nothing ever changes”. However, the peace agreement signed on November 24th, 2016 between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC–EP), was a game changer. A new country has emerged. To say the least, Colombia is facing a unique opportunity […]

Deep in the Mountains

Deep in the mountains of the Mexican state of Guerrero, small communities are organizing themselves to take on multinational mining projects which threaten to scar this beautiful landscape.  On a cold, rainy night in September the community of San Miguel del Progreso gathered to give thanks to the human rights defenders of the Tlachinollan Human […]

Tourism boom in Georgia – reasons to celebrate?

Many thanks to Marta Mills for sharing her story with us. You can follow her journey in Georgia through the One Planet Blog on Sustainable Tourism. One of the main objectives of the Georgian National Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2025 is to increase the number of international arrivals to 11 million. At the current rate, achieving […]

Conservation In Torres Del Paine National Park

  How the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund supports the protection of a National Park Torres del Paine is without doubt one of Chile´s most impressive regions. Nature lovers encounter amazing scenery with dramatic granite peaks, forests, blue lakes and glaciers. Wildlife enthusiasts are amazed by the Patagonian wildlife they can observe on the trails: Guanacos, […]

Barcelona Overtourism Introduction

Across Europe a backlash is building against the spiralling growth of tourism in some of the continent’s most popular urban destinations. In Venice, Rome, Dubrovnik and Barcelona tensions are growing as local populations release their frustrations in growing protests as ramifications become increasingly severe and no clear answer seems to develop from local government. With […]

II Global Forum on Sustainable Tourism

The World Social Forum 2018 will be held 13 -17 March in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Every year, since 2001 the World Social Forum has been the place where organised groups, civil society organizations, NGOs, social movements and local communities have come together to think and rethink the economic model of our society and the world we live […]

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