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Announcement - TIES seeks consultant

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Posting an announcement from Amos Bien.

------ Forwarded Message
From: Amos Bien
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2005 18:00:19 -0600
Subject: TIES seeks consultant for monitoring and evaluation of tourism certification programs

TERMS OF REFERENCE

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ITRI Certification Report

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Last summer Indigenous Tourism Rights International conducted an online conference -- http://www.tourismrights.org/bbs -- among indigenous peoples about the issue of tourism certification and in particular a recent IDB grant in the Americas.

The summary report can be downloaded online
>> http://www.imacmexico.org/ev_es.php?ID= ... 2=DO_TOPIC

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EplerWood International is happy to announce the release of the new color
publication,

Ecolodges: Exploring Opportunities for Sustainable Business
by the World Bank/IFC/Environmental Business Finance Program

The publication can be found at
http://ifcln1.ifc.org/ifcext/enviro.nsf ... P_Ecolodge

Readers will find three new publications on this page. The original
research on Market, Business, Finance & Technical Assistance Models
performed by Epler Wood International, by authors Megan Epler Wood, Pam Wight & Associates & Jeanine Corvetto; and the parallel study performed by TIES on the Ecolodge Footprint and Justifcation for Biodiversity. These studies provided the foundation for the color report on Ecolodges:Opportunities for Sustainable Business that was just released.

I encourage you to take advantage of this valuable, new information on-line.


Sincerely,
Megan Epler Wood
www.eplerwood.com

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Noticias - La Verde Frontera de Turismo

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Wolfowitz

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The nomination of US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz to head the World Bank surprised many. Here are views from around the world courtesy of Google News
>> http://news.google.com/?ncl=http://www. ... witz&hl=en

Bush courts controversy with Wolfowitz for World Bank
Wolfowitz seeks to calm critics
Wolfowitz says he was inspired by tsunami
World Worries Over Wolfowitz
Europeans resigned to Wolfowitz appointment

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Central American Indigenous Communities

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CENTRAL AMERICAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES TO STRENGTHEN ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT WITH US$9 MILLION GRANT
http://www.iadb.org/NEWS/Display/PRPrin ... ge=English

Joint project financed with GEF resources administered by IDB and World Bank

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) , the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (WB) announced today a five-year joint program to promote sustainable development in indigenous communities in Central America. The program will be financed with a US$9 million grant from the GEF, US$4 million of which will be administered by the World Bank and US$5 million by the IDB.

The Integrated Ecosystem Management in Indigenous Communities Regional Project will strengthen the capacity of indigenous communities in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama to protect and manage their natural and cultural resources, as well as recuperate and promote their cultural values and sustainable traditional land use practices.

The new project will be implemented by the Central America Indigenous and Peasant Coordination Association for Community Agroforestry (ACICAFOC), in coordination with the Central American Indigenous Council (CICA) and the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD).


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Sustainable Tourism Bank Watch Report

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NEW ON PLANETA.COM

Sustainable Tourism Bank Watch Report
>> http://www.planeta.com/planeta/05/0504bankwatch.html

The April 2005 report includes excerpts and links to the following reports, books and online resources:
- A Challenge for Conservationists
- Certification Update
- Ecolodges
- Tourism, Recreation and Climate Change
- Paul Wolfowitz: Newsgoogled

RECENT HEADLINES

Eight Myths about Recycling - IDB
Interview with Deborah McLaren - Sherry Schwarz/Transitions Abroad
System to Monitor Tourism - Hindu Business Line
Rivalry for Tourists Heats Up in E. Africa - Washington Post

UPCOMING EVENTS

Rural Tourism Conference
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/rural.html

Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/emerging.html

Ecotourism Certificate (Diplomado)
>> http://www.planeta.com/events.html

TIP -- For more info about the Bank Watch project, please consult
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/bankwatch.html

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Status - 15230 Views

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Status Check of the Sustainable Tourism Bank Watch
15230 Views (as of April 11, 2005)

TIP -- You can keep count of which topics are the most viewed in each particular sub-forum, for example Business and Finance
>> http://forum.planeta.com/viewforum.php?f=16

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News - Sustainable Tourism Policy at IADB

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Sustainable Tourism Policy at the Inter-American Development Bank

Planeta.com and Epler Wood International announce the publication of a special report on the sustainable development leadership of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on Sustainable Tourism Policy and Directions

The interview was conducted by Megan Epler Wood with the following IADB officials:
Asunci

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News - IDB Honduras

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IDB APPROVES $35 MILLION LOAN TO HONDURAS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROGRAM

Financing for infrastructure, cultural and environmental conservation and promotion of private investments

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a $35 million soft loan to Honduras for a national sustainable tourism program designed to promote an industry with strong potential for boosting hard currency inflows, economic growth and employment.

The Honduran Tourism Institute will carry out the program, which will finance public sector investments in order to foster a socially and environmentally responsible model of tourism that raises living standards in local communities. Private sector investments will also be encouraged in large projects as well as in microenterprises and small- and medium-size businesses.
>> http://www.iadb.org/NEWS/Display/PRView ... ge=English

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USAID Sustainable Tourism

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USAID Sustainable Tourism - Natural Resources Information Clearinghouse
http://www.nric.net/tourism.htm

Search Function
http://www.nric.net/pub_project/proj_pu ... chtopic=ST

REFERENCE

USAID Spotlight
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/e ... html#USAID

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Honduras

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New link in the IDB Spotlight
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/e ... t.html#IDB

National Sustainable Tourism Program: Honduras
http://enet.iadb.org/idbdocswebservices ... num=533931

The program

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News - Mass tourism latest menace

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HEADLINES

Mass tourism latest menace for Honduran Garifuna - Catherine Bremer/Reuters
Thu Jun 9, 8:34 AM ET
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u ... ifuna_dc_1
The powder sand, turquoise sea and sun of this unspoiled corner of northwest Honduras have investors salivating. Planned tourist complexes could spell the end of the centuries-old way of life of the black minority here known as Garifuna. Sanchez fears a $100 million luxury hotel complex and golf course to be built next to his tiny wooden-shack village will destroy the local habitat and turn his sons from traditional fishers into low-paid menial workers.

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IDB Ethnotourism Project Mesoamerica- DEADLINE EXTENSION

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> From: Chip Cunningham
> Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 10:25:21 -0600
> Subject: IDB Ethnotourism Project Mesoamerica- DEADLINE EXTENSION

> RE: Ethnotourism Project Mesoamerica/Site Identification &
> Consultation proposals

> This email is to notify all concerned that the deadline for submitting
> proposals for the Site Identification & Consultation component of the
> IDB Ethnotouism Project Mesoamerica has been extended until June 22

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Related Topic

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Planeta.com has launched a new reference guide to poverty alleviation and tourism. Suggestions are welcome. The guide will be expanded as used as part of an ecotourism certificate course offered in 2006.

Web Tour - Poverty Alleviation
http://forum.planeta.com/viewtopic.php?t=495

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