Ecotourism & Green Entrepeneurs in China

April 29th 2011_Shangri-La, Yunnan, China_ Worshipers prostrate themselves in front of the Songzalin Monastery near the town of Zhongdian (or Shangri-La) in the Tibetan area of northern Yunnan province, China. Being the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, Songzanlin Monastery, also known as Guihua Monastery, is one of the famous monasteries in the Kang region. The monastery is located near Shangri -La County, at the foot of Foping Mountain. Photographer: Daniel J. Groshong/The Hummingfish Foundation

Dan Groshong recently returned from a trip to China’s Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, to have a look at several amazing areas, which have great potential as nature based tourism destinations.

Chengu, Jiuzhaigou, Shangri-La are just a very few of the places that The Hummingfish Foundation will look at developing projects.

Groshong also found several projects which will support “green entrepreneurs” in China, including ethnic families who are offering “Home Stay” and organic farmers.

We are very excited about the projects that we are now pursuing and we will launch the ideas on our website, as soon as the proposals are completed.

Please have a look at our two China photo galleries, one on Organic Farming and the other on General China, including northern Yunnan province near Tibet.

How badly does China need help in the developing it’s organic farming methods?  read this Associated Press article that was just published:


China’s exploding watermelons caused by chemical

BEIJING – The overuse of a chemical that helps fruit grow faster is causing a rash of exploding watermelons in eastern China.

An investigative report by China Central Television airing Tuesday found farms in Jiangsu province were losing acres of fruit to the problem.

It said farmers sprayed too much growth promoter, hoping they could get fruit to market ahead of season and make more money.

China is battling rampant misuse of pesticides, fertilizers and food additives, like dyes and sweeteners, meant to make food more attractive and boost sales.


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