EplerWood International
USA
On-Line Forum on Tourism and Environment at Harvard »

Global
Global On-Line Learning Project with TIES »

Latin America
Tour Operators Plan for Sustainable Tourism »

China
Sustainability Training Needs Rural and Urban China »

Bangladesh
Community-Based Tourism in Protected Areas  »

Dominican Republic
Connecting Local Artisans to the Tourism Economy  »

El Salvador
Financial Sustainability of Parks and Sea Turtle Conservation Program »

El Salvador
Developing a Sustainable Tourism Economy »

Brazil
The Gems of Nature Tourism along the Estrada Real »

Sierra Leone
Social and Environmentally Responsible Tourism »

Kerala, India
Educational Centre for Ecotourism »

Honduras
Micro and Small Business Enterprise Feasibility »

Mexico
Regional Supply Chain Analysis for Community Tourism »

Cyprus
Sustainable Tourism Training Program »

California
Sustainable Tourism Market & Development for Imperial Beach »

Cambodia
Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism »

Sri Lanka
Model Rainforest Ecolodge »

Global
Market & Finance Analysis for Ecolodge Development »

Ecuador
International Market for Ecotourism in Indigenous Territories »

Educational Centre for Ecotourism
Kerala, India

Together with the Kerala Institute of Travel and Tourism Studies, EplerWood International conducted a multi-stakeholder analysis to explore the potential for a new International Institute of Ecotourism Development in the state of Kerala. A very proactive government combined with a unique private sector strongly oriented toward sustainability, made Kerala an excellent potential centre for ecotourism training. The state currently operates a very successful park system. The Periyar Reserve features excellent management of trails and ecotourism, and very knowledgeable native peoples working as guides while also managing a local museum and harvesting renewable resources in the forest, such as black pepper. As the Senior Ecotourism Development Specialist, EplerWood International designed a stakeholder workshop to explore the different opportunities to create an educational destination for students throughout Asia that are seeking to learn more about ecotourism. The government in Kerala changed and with it the strategy for an education centre was incorporated into other initiatives.
 

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Map of Kerala, India
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Ecotourism Keralam



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