The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has been declared Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage. This ecological and cultural resource is one of the main water attractions of Colombia. This resource should be safeguarded through economic options which, like sustainable tourism, would allow the integral recovery of environmental, cultural and social values affected by the armed conflict.
The Buijo is a town with 500 inhabitants located in the outskirts of Guayaquil. It already has a seafront that serves as a base to develop and build: international and national gastronomic center, typical coastal town with businesses belonging to the residents, a jetty for tours along the Daule River toward nearby mangrove swamps, youth entertaining shops, and an arts center.
The lodging house “La Cañada del Brujo” and the trekking tour called “La Trilla de los Cuervos” play a major role in this initiative that fosters an intimate encounter with the sierras’ culture by experiencing the locals’ way of life, their culture and dreams, as well as the region’s nature and landscape.
This initiative originates in the fourth section of Uruguay’s Treinta y Tres department, at 300 km from the Uruguay’s capital city.
Aike Program, proposes a live model of Tourism to a human scale understood as ... "that taylor-made tourism of low impact where the community plays a starring role. A meeting face to face with the visitor who appreciates wise, friendly and supportive attitudes, promoting community organization. "This innovative model promotes the diversification of production and hence incomes of rural families and the participation of local institutions and resources from a holistic view, applying the principles of endogenous development.
As dreams reveal things in the middle of the night, it once revealed to me a Pueblito (little town) in the middle of my fantasies. A place where artists lived, created, produced and had a decent life. Then I thought that artists needed ancestral-like and open spaces to let their imagination fly. For this purpose, an area in the middle of the Boyacense field was chosen to locate my dreamed-of Pueblito. This was possible thanks to the support of the municipality, and we used the idea of a social home to benefit the artist inhabitants.
The ECO-Farm is an organic promotion center of medicinal herbs and food, where land use good practices can guarantee excellent crops, the recovery of ancestral knowledge, preservation of biodiversity, acquisition of experience related to agro-ecotourism and the distribution of added-value products to clients who use healthy products.
The Complex called sustainable development and biodiversity conservation center of alto SINU CCDEBAS– and neighbouring communities, emphasizes teaching, research, ecotourism and sustainable development aiming at improving the residents’ life conditions. This complex receives over 1800 visitors per year generating income to families belonging to levels 0 and 1, who are skilful in this field. It comprises a humid tropical forest, partitioned by areas: palmetum, zingiberal, aromatic and medicinal plants, bromeliads, orchids and araceae and fine woods, traversed by a 2000 lineal metre trail.
For many years, guides of the Iguazú national Park have been transmitting conservation messages, in this case, about an extremely fragile biome as it is the sub tropical pranaense jungle and by means of this project, the aim is to enlarge the tourist offer with the added value of accommodation services. Likewise, the project is focused in the accessibility of disabled visitors by means of social activism, in this case a cooperative.
The Intiguazi Ecolodge [Posada Ecológica Intiguazi], which in Quechua language means Home of the Sun, is located in the Guiana Shield, in La Gran Sabana [The Great Savannah], in southern Venezuela, South America, where its imposing Roraima, Kukenan, Yuruani, and Chimantá Chirikayen tepuys [table-top mountains], among others not less important, are a testimony of the oldest soils on the planet.
The initiative seeks to develop Endemic Tourism, given the unique features of the destination with a 65% natural endemism (the second at a global level) and its cultural heritage, which have been related to navigation for more than four centuries.