Involving indigenous people benefits business, environment: UN expert

indigenous tourism development

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 mines and […]

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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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