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"Tourism is like fire.....you can cook your dinner on it, but if you are not careful it will burn your house down." This is s group for those who'd like to see more cooked dinners and less house fires

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ASLF Press release: Communities awarded tourism concessions in Namibia

Started by Sandra Mombelli Mar 17, 2010. 0 Replies

PRESS Release – African Safari Lodge Foundation - Date: 17 March 2010The African Safari Lodge Foundation (ASLF) is pleased to announce that Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET)…Continue

Migration to the Galapagos

Started by Ronald S. Ratney Oct 5, 2009. 0 Replies

The Oct 5, 2009 issue of the New York Times had a long article on the migration of Ecuadorians from the mainland to the islands. (…Continue

Best corporate citizens: Hotels

Started by Development Crossing Oct 4, 2009. 0 Replies

France's Accor Group tops new Tomorrow's Value Rating, but hospitality industry as a whole lags on responsibility…Continue

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Comment by Sandra Mombelli on September 18, 2009 at 3:01am
African Safari Lodge Foundation newsletter - 2nd edition now available at:

http://www.asl-foundation.org/documents/ASLFNewsletterAug09.pdf
Comment by Donald Reid on October 19, 2009 at 1:55pm
Good morning Group,
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Our NGO/ONG Association ABTC-BRASIL is actively searching for persons with experience in finding corporate sponsors to help us raise money for our community projects in Brazil.
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We are a tourism group, mostly Americans, and quite a few of living in Brazil now.
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Doug Trent, President of the Focus Conservation Fund, has offered the services of the FCF to allow charitable tax credits for USA donors. http://andetur.org/Focus_Conservation.htm
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Today, with the advent of even more corporate taxes, many companies are in search of worthwhile causes to support. This is called Corporate social responsibility (or CSR). Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability continue to grow in importance in today's business environment.
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We have long been a member also of Development Crossing. http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profile/DonaldReid
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Development Crossing promotes the growth of CSR and Sustainability through a network of professionals that have access to exclusive interviews, breaking news, discussions and global events.
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If you are interested in helping us you can also contact me personally.
Contact Donald DonaldReid614@developmentcrossing.com
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We are seeking sponsorships and donations to make these initiatives powerful and effective agents for implementing local sustainability practices and cultural regeneration. All membership fees or donations go to fund infrastructure development, project initiates, and future courses to implement sustainability and cultural regeneration in local communities. All donations are tax deductible through our relationships with our fiscal sponsors.
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Benefits of Becoming a Sponsor
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Nothing is more powerful and effective at implementing local sustainability and cultural regeneration than an action-learning permaculture design intensive. The primary benefit of your contribution is that it goes directly to increase the capability, scope, and effectiveness of these most significant educational offerings and community projects to support eco-social regeneration. If your organization or business wishes to become a sponsor, know that it is going to a good cause and that we will be happy to acknowledge you on our website and in our newsletters. All donations are tax deductible.
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How you Can Become a Sponsor
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Individuals or organizations can contribute to the overall scope and effectiveness of these courses and initiatives by enabling us to not have to rely solely on membership fees, donations, or tuition alone to cover our expenses, or they can contribute towards the specific needs. All donations can be made tax deductible.
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Contact Donald DonaldReid614@developmentcrossing.com
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http://braziliantravelclub.ning.com/profiles/blogs/support-the-ngoong-association
Comment by Sandra Mombelli on October 23, 2009 at 4:38am
Read the Sep/Oct 2009 ASLF newsletter for an in depth look at the Khomani San Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Land Project as well as more on the ASLF's support to conservancies bordering Khaudum National Park in Namibia.

Download the Sep/Oct 2009 newsletter below.

http://www.asl-foundation.org/documents/ASLFNewsletterSep-Oct09.pdf
Comment by Ramon Caldas on November 1, 2009 at 12:32am
Puerto Rico, more than a Modern Caribbean Island

In my country we offer a lot of options and opportunities for those who loved ecoturism, and tropical wildlife preservation, for example:

El Yunque Rain Forest- The El Yunque National Forest is managed by the US Forest Service who maintain an extensive network of hiking trails. Picnic facilities, paved trails and tour bus parking. The 'El Portal' exhibit hall and lookout towers are on the North side. The South side is the quiet side. You should spend a few nights in the forest to really appreciate the peace and beauty. (Rainforest Lodging).

"Caja de Muerto" Island- The island has remained a protected area ever since.The protection is mainly due to its heavy turtle traffic which is an endangered species

Mona Island- The island is a natural reserve, and though there are no native inhabitants, rangers from Puerto Rico's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources reside on the island to manage visitors and take part in research projects. Due to the islands' unique topography, ecology and location, Mona, Desecheo and Monito have been nicknamed "The Galápagos Islands of the Caribbean". Scientists, ecologists, and students have visited Mona Island to explore its distinct ecosystem, which includes the endemic Mona Ground Iguana. The island is also home to many cave drawings that were left behind by the island's original inhabitants. Remains of the guano mining industry can also be seen. Now is protected by UNESCO as a "World Patrimony"

Also, In my company we offer aerial support (helicopters) for international scientific expeditions to other remote islands along the coasts of Puerto Rico.

In the past we support and worked with international scientific expeditions responsible for the preservation and stabilization of many different species endangered in the planet that are using our island as one of the stops during migrations (ex. blue whales, brown booby, manatees, turtle, etc...)

For some aerial pictures of Puerto Rico, please visit my page and enjoy your staying in the caribbean.
Comment by Harshit Shah on February 19, 2010 at 5:31am
Would like to know the opportunities in India for eco tourism.
Comment by Harshit Shah on April 24, 2010 at 6:16am
i would like to know some sites and documents which can be helpful in developing sustainable tourism.

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