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Sustainability Training Needs Rural and Urban China »

Community-Based Tourism in Protected Areas  »

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

El Salvador
Developing a Sustainable Tourism Economy »

The Gems of Nature Tourism along the Estrada Real »

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Social and Environmentally Responsible Tourism »

Kerala, India
Educational Centre for Ecotourism »

Micro and Small Business Enterprise Feasibility »

Regional Supply Chain Analysis for Community Tourism »

Sustainable Tourism Training Program »

Sustainable Tourism Market & Development for Imperial Beach »

Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism »

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International Market for Ecotourism in Indigenous Territories »

Sustainable Tourism Market & Development for Imperial Beach

The low-income border town of Imperial Beach (IB), California, lies between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico with several protected areas that encompass some of the last remaining coastal marshland in California. EplerWood International advised IB on how to generate revenue from the protected areas, as an Ecotourism Destination Planner for Keyser Marston, of San Diego, conducting a market analysis and an off-season tourism development strategy, to attract “snowbirds” that would enjoy living adjacent to the marshland region while the birds migrate in the Spring and Fall. A preliminary design for a visitor center and long term stay properties was explored with local developers that incorporated sustainable design principles. The city is pursuing its ecotourism options actively.

Map of Imperial Beach, California
City of Imperial Beach

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