Monthly Archives: June 2011

What is an Ecolodge?

The term “ecolodge” was formally launched in the marketplace at the First International Ecolodge Forum and Field Seminar held in 1994 at Maho Bay Camps in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Formal dialogue at this conference resulted in The Ecolodge Sourcebook for Planners… Read more

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What is an Eco-destination?

A United Nations Environmental Programme study entitled “Ecotoursim: Principles, Practices & Policies for Sustainability has some very interesting research on the Ecotourism.

Ecotourists typically look for experiences that provide a sense of closeness to the natural attractions and local communities that first brought… Read more

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What is an Ecotour?

A United Nations Environmental Programme study entitled “Ecotoursim: Principles, Practices & Policies for Sustainability has some very interesting research on the Ecotourism.

Today, many responsible ecotour operators are working successfully around the globe to create well-planned, interactive learning experiences that introduce small groups… Read more

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Who is the Ecotourist?

A United Nations Environmental Programme study entitled “Ecotoursim: Principles, Practices & Policies for Sustainability has some very interesting research on the Ecotourist Demographics.
Ecotourist Demographics

At present, hundreds of independent nature tourism companies in the U.S. and Canada handle well over one billion… Read more

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Nature Tour Operator Guidelines

The International Ecotourism Society, suggest the following guidelines for Nature tour operators:

• Prepare travelers. One reason consumers choose an operator rather than travel independently is to receive guidance: How can negative impacts be minimized while visiting sensitive environments and cultures? How should… Read more

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YELLOW HERON DESIGN

Yellow Heron Design was founded by Pam Golafshar, who has been a print designer for over 12 years. Pam’s design work includes the logo and identity for The Hummingfish Foundation, and she continues to work with the Foundation on several… Read more

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