Why we are banning tourists from climbing Uluru

climbing Uluru will be banned from 2019

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board of management has announced that tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru from 2019. Uluru, formerly known in English as Ayer’s Rock, is an iconic sandstone rock formation that rises dramatically from the flat plains of Australia’s red centre. Kata Tjuta (“many heads”), 25 km to the west as […]

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Involving indigenous people benefits business, environment: UN expert

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Advertise Here Governments too often sidestep indigenous people when approving new infrastructure projects on their land, ignoring the potential for sustainable economic growth and environmentally-friendly development, a UN expert said on Tuesday. A landmark United Nations declaration adopted 10 years ago declared authorities should seek consent from indigenous people before starting new infrastructure projects like […]

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Guyana community-based tourism: “Partnership in development”

The only indigenous community in Guyana’s Region Five is being touted by GINA, the Government Information Agency, as an emerging community-based tourism destination. With a population of just over 1,200, Moraikobai is located on the Mahaicony River, about four hours by boat from the Guyanese capital Georgetown. As reported by GINA, Guyana’s Vice President and […]

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In India, where tigers are neighbours

“Not long ago, the Chenchus were caught in the crossfire between Maoists and the anti-Naxal force of the Andhra Pradesh police. The recent National Tiger Conservation Authority order puts them into yet another uncertain phase.” | Photo Credit: V. RAJU

While inaugurating the Nallamala Jungle Camp, a community-based ecotourism initiative, Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishnamurthy of Andhra Pradesh state in India hailed the Chenchu people for preserving their culture and identity. This feel-good start to a May 11 news story by The Hans India gets better; Chenchu members will teach visitors to Nallamala Jungle […]

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