Issue of May, 19, 2002
Promises and Challenges of Ecotourism
By Dalia Acosta
ust three to seven percent of the 680 million travelers worldwide are considered ecotourists, but this sector of tourism has great potential for growth.
Argentina Sees Growing Interest in Eco-Villages
By Marcela Valente
ustainable development is possible, say the residents of the Gaia community, who define their home as an ecovillage where they respect the environment and live "life itself."
cotourism, or ecological tourism, is a phenomenon of modern times that combines the passion for travel with concern for protecting the environment. It has become an important economic activity, to the point that it has prompted a global summit devoted to the issue.
PERU:: Campaigning for 35 New Protected Areas
The Biomar consortium, made up of 10 environmental organizations from Peru and abroad, is attempting to convince the Peruvian government to declare 25 islands and 10 areas of the country on the Pacific coast wildlife refuges.
REGIONAL: Water for the Americas
Experts, business leaders and environment ministers from throughout the Americas are to meet Oct 8-11 in Mexico to draw up and adopt strategies for distributing and conserving the region's freshwater supplies.
COLOMBIA: High Plains in Danger
The ecosystem of the Andean high plains is in danger because the poverty of its residents forces them to engage in unsustainable farming practices, warned experts at the World Plains Congress, held May 13-18 in the southwest Colombian city of Paipa.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain
CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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