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Awards

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This topic will review timely news about awards and their role in promoting best practices and creating a market for ecotourism

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Reflections on Awards
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/awards.html

Awards Links
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/awardslinks.html

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Conde Nast Traveler Ecotourism Awards--Call for Nominations

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WWF Arctic Award for Linking Tourism & Conservation

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The arctic environment is harsh and very sensitive. WWF has recognized outstanding efforts of entrepreneurs trying to connect tourism and conservation in their daily operations with the Arctic Award.

To learn more about the winners and their achievements, visit here:
http://tinyurl.com/6cop3

In 2004, the Arctic Award has been replaced through a small grant scheme to foster the same prinicples of mutual benefits from tourism and conservation. Check it out:
http://tinyurl.com/6oy43

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Conde Nast

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REMINDER -- Today is the deadline for the Conde Nast Ecotourism Award
>> http://www.concierge.com/cntraveler/ecotourism

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Arctic Tourism & Conservation Grant deadline

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The deadline for the arctic tourism & conservation grant has inofficially been extended to January 3rd. So go to our website (see above message), and apply yourself or pass on the word.

Regards and happy holidays, Miriam Geitz/ WWF International Arctic Programme

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Bloggies

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A quick update -- Planeta did not qualify as a finalist, but there are a number of interesting blogs in the running for the 2005 Bloggie Awards
>> http://2005.bloggies.com

What I find most interesting about this exercise is the idea that an award can be given with support from various websites. Public voting is a cool idea and could be adapted for either a tourism award or for best article about a specific topic.

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Mexico Awards

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MEXICO CALLS FOR ENTRIES TO THIS YEAR

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2005 Colibri

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PLANETA.COM CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

As part of the global celebration of the 2005 World Environment Day, Planeta.com presents the fifth annual Colibri Ecotourism Achievement Award. First presented in 2001, the Colibri is presented to a leading catalyst working toward ecotourism in Mexico.

Colibri means "Hummingbird" in Spanish and the the winner of the annual award receives a trophy, diploma and a $1,000 cash award from Emilio Kifuri, president of Canyon Travel.

The winner of the Colibri Award is selected by Planeta.com founder Ron Mader with consultation from members of the Mexico Ecotourism Network.

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Colibri Award
>> http://www.planeta.com/colibri.html

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Re: ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Awards 2005

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Thank you Ron.

All are welcome to the presentation of the candidates and their projects today Wednesday, at 15:00 GMT, at http://ecoclub/chat/

To find the local time in your area, please see
http://ecoclub.com/chat/worldtime.html

Antonis

ECOCLUB.com

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2005 Colibri Ecotourism Award

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JUNE 5, 2005-- As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presents the fifth annual Colibri Ecotourism Achievement Award to Jennifer Morf

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ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Awards 2005

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To celebrate its 6th anniversary, ECOCLUB, (Web: www.ecoclub.com), the International Ecotourism Club, held its second annual Ecolodge Project Competition, the "ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Awards 2005". ECOCLUB Members were asked to vote for the two best project proposals submitted by Ecolodges around the world.

The First Prize Winner, Rainforest Retreat proposed the establishment of an Association of local small Organic Growers in their local Village (Galibeedu), in the famous Kodagu distict of Southern India, to encourage small stakeholders to convert to organic farming practices and create a small fund to subsidize the purchase of raw materials (manure, EM (effective microorganisms) solution, rice bran, neem oil) necessary for organic farming practices.

The Second Prize Winner, 3 Rivers, proposed the Installation of a hydraulic ram pump system in the nearby village health centre, which will then provide a regular water supply for the medical facilities in the village.

As all 9 finalist projects were very worthwhile, we have decided to keep them on-line so that interested Members and readers can choose to donate towards their implementation.

For more details please see:

http://ecoclub.com/news/050703.html and
http://ecoclub.com/award.html (where the projects will be monitored)

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2005 Responsible Tourism Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 2005 Responsible Tourism Awards! The awards celebrate tourism ventures that make a positive contribution to conservation and the economies of local communities while minimizing any negative impacts of tourism.

The Awards, in twelve categories, are again organised by online travel agent responsibletravel.com, in association with The Times, World Travel Market and Geographical Magazine


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Pioneers of Adventure Travel Awards

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NEW -- Pioneers of Adventure Travel Awards
>> http://www.adventuretravel.biz/pioneerawards/
The purpose of the new recognition program is to honor past and present pioneers of new routes and destinations, commercial adventure travel enterprises, responsible tourism practices, innovative partnerships, and groundbreaking consumer education and awareness initiatives in the world of adventure travel.

Pioneers will be acknowledged for having created, challenged in a positive and productive way, protected, evolved and helped to enhance the overall state of the adventure travel industry.

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2005 Sustainable Tourism Awards

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2005 Sustainable Tourism Awards
http://www.sustainabletourismawards.com

Conservation Award Winner -- Black Sheep Inn
Preservation Award Winner -- Louisa May Alcott Orchard House

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