Sustainable Tourism

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Sustainable Tourism: Ecotourism; Friendly economic environment and Conserve Nature.

Bogor, IndonesiaJava, Sumatera and Kalimantan., Indonesia
Year Founded:
2004
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan is already very well known, this conservation area needs the application of eco-tourism, while the mass tourist who would destroy and disturb habitats and wildlife.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

By implementing ecotourism, then all will get economic benefit to the community, and the environment will be maintained.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The main issues in this application is to increase the understanding of tourism stakeholders, such as guides, travel agents and local government itself. They think a lot of turist, but need to be given the knowledge of environmental conservation as a tourist attraction.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Need process and time to change the mindset of tourism actors. One thing that has been implemented is the training and understanding of conservation, eco-friendly travel packages and is being initiated for payment of environmental services to nature conservation activities and environmental education.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The actor previously worked as illegal logging, gold mining, and is now starting to work as tour players. This activity is one of finding jobs that are environmentally friendly and do not harm the environment. So need patience in assisting to provide an understanding of the meaning of conservation.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

There are 80 guides, 60 boat tour, before the work became tourism actors, they pull the wood by boat, or as lumberjacks. When it began to decrease, necessary jobs that are environmentally friendly and do not harm the environment.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

I'm sure if this continued assistance, because there is still much work to clear land for plantations and forests. While tourists continue to grow, so it requires opening another tourist destination, so there are some good points of interest and create new job opportunities and communities will gradually leave the job of destroying the environment. If this continues, then the district will be a natural tourist destination, tourist conservation, cultural tourism or adventure tourism.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Continuation of the program is not a problem to assist stakeholders in tourism, but which take more important is to find a companion who can provide an understanding of sustainable tourism related. Some of the books I have written, so that tourism players gradually learn about the objects of tourism at conservation areas and endangered animals.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Because in general the tourism players learn on their own, then knowledge about conservation and less familiar, but the tourist market quite a lot, because the object of interest is the orangutan, so that only the necessary assistance, training is not only a guide but more as interpreter, so that tourists will get much knowledge about sustainable tourism in Tanjung Puting.
Team

Founding Story

I am as a person who understands the environmental issues and economic development. So that one of the economic activities that are sustainable and environmentally friendly ecotourism. So I often take the time to communicate and come to the site to provide training on the tour properly and preserve the environment.

Team

My team is the local communities that I have given input, and I am training to develop sustainable tourism. Generally provide more teams are as tourism players and apply on ecotourism.