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Ecotourism

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  • Brevard Zoo recognized for ecotourism

    Brevard Zoo recognized for ecotourism
    Brevard Zoo has been awarded the Gold Level certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism. It's the first time for a zoo in Florida to get the certification and is the largest attraction in the state to hold a Gold Level status. Brevard...
  • From pink dolphins to eco lodges, Brazil hopes World Cup will boosts tourism

    LAKE ACAJATUBA, Brazil The lancha rapida speeds through a narrow channel a shortcut in the flooded jungle en route to a floating attraction where guests can touch the velvety skin of pink dolphins. Clapboard stilt homes with acai palms in their yards,...
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  • Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism

    Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism
    As a big fan of nature myself, I can appreciate how Ranier Munns fell in love with Cypress Lake. A feature story on the front page of the Sentinel this Sunday explains how Munns, founder of Orlando law firm Bogin Munns & Munns, started a new tourist...
  • Eco-tourism rises as Iran's currency woes clip travelers' wings

    Eco-tourism rises as Iran's currency woes clip travelers' wings
    In a building full of shops selling nightgowns and wedding dresses, three young women in the modest offices of the Zhivar Tourist Agency chat up clients about prospective vacation spots in Iran. Business is good. The falling value of Iran's currency,...
  • A forest of possibilities

    A forest of possibilities
    With nearly 800 miles of coastline stretching along two oceans, it's no surprise that more than a million surfers and sun worship-pers flock to Costa Rica to enjoy its fabulous beaches each year. But in addition to breathtaking white sands and emerald-...
  • Mailbag: Downtown flooding problem could have a fix

    As I see the flooding of downtown Laguna again I recall the countless times retired (now deceased) Civil Engineer Gary Alstot showed the City Council what the problem is and how to fix it only to be put off for a variety of reasons. The problem is that...
  • World's Cheetah Population In Danger

    World's Cheetah Population In Danger
    Busch Gardens Tampa was New York with a very special animal ambassador – a 13-week old cheetah cub named Kasi – and animal educator Christine Charlick, to discuss the threatened cheetah population, steps that are being taken to halt the decline of the...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
    Often likened to a Noah's Ark due to its rich fauna, including 1,250 species of butterflies and multitudes of bird species, Costa Rica is sort of a poster child for eco-tourism. This tiny Central American country -- roughly the size of West Virginia --...
  • Swooping in to help Laos

    Swooping in to help Laos
    It's the fourth zip line that spills the surprise. Confident now, I leap off the platform to feel the cable bounce heavily, then snap taut under my weight. Gravity takes over, shooting me through a tunnel of blurring foliage until the whirr of the pulley-...
  • Shuttle gone, Brevard hopes eco-tourism launches new era

    Shuttle gone, Brevard hopes eco-tourism launches new era
    Kayaking in the Mosquito Lagoon on a moonless summer night reveals blazing stars and comets — not in the sky but in waters thick with "bioluminescent" plankton. When mullet jump out of the water, they look like rockets shooting off. Though the...
  • Please Don't Go

    Here's a discouraging metric: Google the phrase "endangered places" and you'll get more than 30,000 results. The Natural Resources Defense Council wants to preserve the white water of Patagonia's Futaleufu River; the World Wildlife Fund urges saving the...