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Winners of Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award Announced!

Posted by deborahmclaren on March 2, 2009

Planeta Update – Indigenous Tourism/Biodiversity Website Award

February 26, 2009

http://www.planeta.com

Breaking news! — Winners have been announced for the 2009 Indigenous

Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award. The winner of the judged 2009 Award is Guurrbi Tours. Runners up are Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Nguna – Pele Marine Protected Area.

The winner of the popular count ITBW Award is Indigenous Trails.

Runners-up are TIME Unlimited NZ Tours, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Nguna – Pele Marine Protected Area.

This initiative is a collaborative effort between Planeta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to showcase best practices in web-based technologies helping indigenous people manage
tourism in a biodiversity-friendly way. More than 200 people made their selection. The award is presented to an indigenous tourism operation which has a website that promotes sustainable practices and educates visitors on cultural protocols and biodiversity conservation.

Voting took place from January 20-February 20, 2009.

More info
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/itbw

Tourism and Indigenous People
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/indigenous.html

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