Category Archives: Eco Tourism Businesses
Interview with Suzan Craig, owner of Tahi ecological retreat in New Zealand
Suzan Craig talks about her ecological retreat, Tahi, in Northland New Zealand that won New Zealand “Sustainable Business of the Year”.
As a Global Ecosphere Retreats® certified Long Run Destination, Tahi strives for the highest sustainability standards through a balance of community development, cultural stewardship and biodiversity conservation.
GLOBAL ECOSPHERE RETREATS® REPRESENT PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS MAKING DAILY DECISIONS TO BUILD A WORLD THAT LASTS, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE NEEDS OF LAND AND PEOPLE, AND ALL OF THE SPECIES AND DIVERSE INTERESTS THAT INTERCONNECT THEM.
Global Ecosphere Retreats® are enterprises committed to maximising positive and minimising negative impacts around the world. They aim to be global leaders in biodiversity conservation, social entrepreneurship, community development, and cultural stewardship and sustainable tourism. Global Ecosphere Retreats® are (GER) accredited through a rigorous process of testing and assessments across each of the 4Cs (conservation, community, culture and commerce) dimensions.
Veragua Rainforest Research and Adventure Park – Example of an eco-tourism project which acts as a buffer zone to a national park
Veragua Rainforest Research & Adventure Park is surrounded by 100% Rainforest. The park is a buffer zone for La Amistad International Park (“Friendship International Park”), which is shared by Costa Rica and Panamá.