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Ecotourism and Communities Forum

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How can communities be involved in ecotourism?

  • One of the main components of ecotourism is community involvement and integration. How do you think this can be achieved?
  • Can you think of any example?
  • How do you think your community could be involved in ecotourism projects in your region?
  • Have you ever been part of an ecotourism project?
  • How about the involvement of indigenous communities in ecotourism?

Share your ideas and suggestions, ask questions, be inspired!!!

One Response to “Ecotourism and Communities Forum”

  1. Jeevan lal Verma Says:

    Re: request for Free listing international village eco tourism ,cultural exchange ,Yoga Practice ,study ,volunteering, work camp and other opportunity in Hill Station Uttaranchal India
    Greetings. I am writing to introduce you to a noble effort in village ecotourism in rural India. It is called the Rural Organization for Social Elevation (R.O.S.E.)and was founded in 1981 by local residents concerned about the plight of the poor in the Kanda area of Uttaranchal, India. In 1988 it began accepting international volunteers, eco tourists and students. Since then it has accepted over 300 people from all over the world to work and live immersed in village life and the local culture for anywhere from 1 week to six months. It is a unique approach to tourism that supports and uplifts the local community .R.O.S.E. is currently trying to reach out like-minded individuals and organizations in order to form a network to share information and bring awareness to its existence. To find out more about R.O.S.E., the work it does, and the opportunities it provides for tourists please visit &
    First Choice Responsible Tourism Award 2005 Best Volunteering programme sponsored by The Imaginative traveler, Winner-Rural Organization For Social Elevation (ROSE) from The World Travel market (WTM) London on 16th November 2005
    Thank you for your kind attention. Please write if you have an questions or if you have any suggestions on other ways to promote this project.

    Jeevan Lal Verma
    Director ROSE
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
    International visitors from many different countries are exposed to the Kumaoni lifestyle. Since one defines himself while meetings difference, eco tourists are also a good opportunity for the locals to realize the importance of their culture. When living and talking with eco tourists, Kanda people have to explain every aspect of their culture which make them realize the beauty of their culture.
    Besides, ecotourism has encouraged locals to organize cultural events to share with the visitors. These are opportunities for the eldest members of the community to share their tradition with the youngest. Indeed, ecotourism allow transmission of the culture from one generation to another.

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