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Black Sheep Inn
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Black Sheep Inn Finalist in Sustainable Tourism

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Hello Friends!

We need your help. Black Sheep Inn is one of three finalists in the conservation category of the Smithsonian Magazine / Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Award. The winner will be awarded 20,000 dollars! If Black Sheep Inn is chosen, we will use the prize money to convert BSI to Solar/Wind power! We could get off the grid! For design details see: www.blacksheepinn.com/HybridSolarWindDesign.htm

Now, the weird thing is that not only can you vote once, but also each email address can vote daily, and from each computer you can vote with several email addresses! We are up against two expensive (okay, and we admit, quality) eco-lodges in Africa

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Ecuador News Forum

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TIP -- For news from Ecuador, please keep an eye on our Ecuador News Forum
>> viewforum.php?f=64

I will be summarizing press coverage and its impact on tourism in Ecuador for a presentation in 2006.

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Planeta Ecuador

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Flickr is an online gallery featured in our essay on citizen journalism
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/period/cj.html

Here are a few examples of photos "tagged" with Ecuador

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Ecuador
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Galapagos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Quito

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Departure Fee

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Starting March 1st., 2006, the Quito airport fee for international flights is US$31.60; this fee must be paid when departing from Ecuador at the airport before inmigration.

Source: Tropic Ecological Adventures
http://www.tropiceco.com/html/news.php#tip

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Cloudforests article in Perceptive Travel

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Dominic Hamilton, who posts on here frequently, has a cloudforests piece in the third issue of Perceptive Travel, which just came out. Go to the article index here:


http://perceptivetravel.com/issues/0506/issue.html

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Ecuador elections

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Upcoming presidential elections in Ecuador ... news stories will be featured online
viewforum.php?f=64

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Agenda Cultural Quitus

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Queremos poner a su consideracion la guia completa Cultural de Quito donde podra encontrar una buena opcion cultural para su tiempo libre.

http://www.elguion.net/AGENDA_CULTURAL.html

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Update

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Updating our Ecuador Guide
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecuador.html

Ecuador News
viewforum.php?f=64

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Conference for abolition of Foreign Military Bases

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Inaugural Conference of the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases in Quito and Manta, Ecuador
March 5 to 9, 2007

This conference is the result of three years of meetings, networking, e-mail discussions, conference calls and exchanges to create the most extensive global network of organizations and individuals working on foreign militarybases in history. The conference itself will be an intensive working meeting of three days in Quito; we will share information and experiences; strategize, discuss political and movement perspectives and goals and plan the organizational future of the network. There will also be a track of activities for those who new to military base issues to learn from experienced activists.

After three days in Quito, the conference will go to Manta where the participants will join local community leaders in a day of action around the US Airbase there. The focus will be on sharing of experiences in campaigning; the specific political, economical, sociologic and ecologic meaning of the base for the local population, and the role of the airbase in US military operations in Latin America.

You can register for the five-day conference on-line at http://www.no-bases.net Cost for registration for participants from North America and Europe is $100, not including airfare to Quito, hotel or food. It covers participation in all sessions, materials, language interpretation, and round-trip bus travel between Quito and Manta.

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Alexa traffic stats

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Current stats from Alexa

Our traffic from Ecuador ranks quite high:
http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traff ... laneta.com

Ecuador 4,620
Mexico 10,584
Peru 16,388
United States 71,127
Netherlands Antilles 3,786
United Kingdom 103,438
Ireland 112,462
Australia 126,762

More...
Where people go on Planeta.com:
planeta.com - 85%
forum.planeta.com - 14%
Other websites - 1%

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Website Popularity
http://www.planeta.com/web/webpopularity.html

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World Travel Directory

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New listing in the World Travel Directory
http://www.planeta.com/worldtravel.html

Colibris Cooperativa Artesanal
Marianitas, Ecuador
http://www.colibrisecuador.org
- The Colibris manage a volunteer/homestay program; visitors participate in crafts and sustainable projects while sharing village life and enjoying natural adventures in the cloud forest.

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Tropic - Journeys in Nature

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After many years of careful planning and cooperation with Huaorani communities TROPIC announces the launch of its new lodge where the discerning and socially aware traveller will interact with the fascinating Huaorani culture, only recently in contact with the western world. This is no ordinary

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Galapagos and the pressure for more profitable tourism

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The beginning of this month (4 mayo 07), El comercio reported on Koichiro Matsuura of UNESCO

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Ecuador Travel Survey

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YOUR TURN - Planeta.com is conducting the Ecuador Travel Survey to assess what travelers want from a trip. Individual answers may be edited into essays featured on Planeta.com and published elsewhere.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.
http://tinyurl.com/yytfkm

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Ecuador Guide
http://www.planeta.com/ecuador.html

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Canodros

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Planeta.com welcomes the newest operator featured on our World Travel Directory
http://www.planeta.com/worldtravel.html

Canodros
http://www.canodros.com

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