Ecotourism: Conversation with Hector Ceballos-Lascurain

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Service question

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What are the current challenges of ecotourism operations and what are your recommendations for those offering ecotourism services?

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Reply to Antonis B. Petropoulos

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"A: Hi, Antonis. Thanks for participating in our forum and thank you for your very kind comments. I believe ecotourism has already attained or is attaining a political dimension in many countries. A number of governments (especially in developing countries) are recognizing its usefulness for improving the livelihood of poor rural communities and also for helping conserve nature, so it is definitely seen as an important political instrument. This political profile is also starting to attain multi-national status. Just a few minutes ago, I have received the following news from the NAFTA CEC (Commission for Environmental Cooperation): "The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the CEC in late December made recommendations to the CEC Council

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I feel very privileged to address Hector directly, if you would allow me a few comments and two questions:

1. Since my arrival several years ago to Mexico I have been very aware of your excellent ecotourism work. My first year in Mexico I lived in Celestun, Yucatan as English teacher and nature guide trainer and was very interested to hear at the time that this village played a role in your creating the term and definition of ecotourism as mentioned in the link:
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/weavin ... allos.html
My first question is - if you still had contact with Celestun in recent years - what is your opinion on the state of ecotourism in Celestun?

2. I think we agree that ecotourism without

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House

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Let me get the word out to some friends and colleagues about the house. I wish I knew a reputable eco real estate website!

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Selling my ecological house

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Thank you, Ron.

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new video

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FYI - New video

Conversation with Hector Ceballos-Lascurain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOwV4LD_Amc

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Birdwatching and YouTube

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As an avid birdwatcher, Hector, you have seen more than a few interesting species. When we met earlier this year you mentioned some YouTube videos showing some amazing bird behavior. What were those birds?

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Birdwatching and YouTube

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Yes, Ron, the birds with unbelievable display which I told you about are the birds of paradise, whcih I had the enormous fortune of watching in true life in my trip to New Guinea last year. You and other forum participants are invited to watch several fabulous videos, including: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P85LoHftEKs

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Ecotourism in Protected Areas

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Hello Hector:

First, I would like to thank Ron for fostering interesting conversations on this Forum.

Second, wanted to ask Hector what is his opinion on ecoturismo in protected areas in general and in Mexico specifically?

Also, what recommendations you can give me to consider in the work we are doing in the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Comisi

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please visit balamku and costa maya

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Thank you Hector for your reply and of course, interest in our area, Costa Maya. When the cruise ships return, we may have more high impact activities to address. Hopefully, the authorities will recognize the unique opportunity to be a low impact port.
We look foward to meeting you when you are in the area
May we use your comments if needed with the Tourism Office of QR?
regards
carol

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Ecolodges in PAs

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Hector:

CONANP is promoting ecotourism projects developed and operated by communities, some of them provide lodging facilities.

How can we work on developing world-class ecolodges, but that benefit directly to local employment, economy and empowerment?

Allan

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Lifetime Achievement Award

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Hello, Hector

How was the ceremony for the International Restaurant and Hotel Award for Lifetime Achievement?

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2009

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Greetings, Hector

Just to bring us up to speed ... do you have any new publications or speaking engagements in 2009?

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