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Published on August 7, 2007

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Tourism through the Development and Dissemination of Best Practices.

Project Goals and Strategy To address the lack of internationally applicable ecosystem-specific sustainable tourism best practices. Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into tourism in Ecuador to ensure local, national and global environmental benefits Target those industry players that most directly control tourism’s impacts on coastal/marine areas and tropical forests. Accommodation providers and in-bound tour operators, or the supply side of the tourism industry © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4).

To address the lack of internationally applicable ecosystem-specific sustainable tourism best practices.

Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into tourism in Ecuador to ensure local, national and global environmental benefits

Target those industry players that most directly control tourism’s impacts on coastal/marine areas and tropical forests.

Accommodation providers and in-bound tour operators, or the supply side of the tourism industry

Outcomes of the Project Ecosystem-specific best practices for tourism service suppliers, and business-to-business tools that educate wholesale purchasers on providing market incentives for tourism service suppliers implementing best practices, are locally developed, internationally applicable and regionally endorsed. Broad-based awareness and implementation of best practices is achieved among a target percentage of tour operators and accommodation providers in Ecuador. © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4).

Ecosystem-specific best practices for tourism service suppliers, and business-to-business tools that educate wholesale purchasers on providing market incentives for tourism service suppliers implementing best practices, are locally developed, internationally applicable and regionally endorsed.

Broad-based awareness and implementation of best practices is achieved among a target percentage of tour operators and accommodation providers in Ecuador.

Outcomes of the Project Increased capacity for continuous implementation of sustainable tourism best practices. Lessons/experiences from the project are documented and widely disseminated to facilitate replication. © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4).

Increased capacity for continuous implementation of sustainable tourism best practices.

Lessons/experiences from the project are documented and widely disseminated to facilitate replication.

Basic Project Information Geographical Scope: Mindo Galápagos Duration: Starting: December 2005 Ending: October 2007 Beneficiaries: Small Hotels Tour Operators Small Cruise lines © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4).

Geographical Scope:

Mindo

Galápagos

Duration:

Starting: December 2005

Ending: October 2007

Beneficiaries:

Small Hotels

Tour Operators

Small Cruise lines

Sites © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4). • Mindo Chocó • Galapagos Islands • Regions with extensive biodiversity to protect. • Existing tourism infrastructure with potential for growth.

Mindo, its richness and tourism © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4). • Located in the buffer zone of the Mindo Nambillo protected forest (MNPF) • MNPF one of the last wooded redoubts of the Ecuador • 19200 ha. of protected primary and secondary forest. • 500 varieties of birds • 300 of butterflies • 370 of orchids • Mammals: spectacled bear, …. • Predominates a culture of conservation • Ecotourism is the most important activity. • Ancient livestock pasture converted in restored forest. • 1997 Mindo – First area of importance for birds in America. Birdlife International.

Gal ápagos: its richness and Tourism For its high grade of endemism in flora and fauna, is one of the most prefered National Parks in the world. 19 major islands and more than 200 islets. 97% of its surface is National Park. 1979, World Natural Heritage Site , UNESCO 1985, Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO 1998, Marine Reserve. 133000km2 85 % of species of terrestrial birds are endemic 6 species of mammals are considered to be endemic. 98% of endemism in reptiles (20 of 22 species) 27% of endemism for marine birds 607 species of plants © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4).

For its high grade of endemism in flora and fauna, is one of the most prefered National Parks in the world.

19 major islands and more than 200 islets.

97% of its surface is National Park.

1979, World Natural Heritage Site , UNESCO

1985, Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO

1998, Marine Reserve. 133000km2

85 % of species of terrestrial birds are endemic

6 species of mammals are considered to be endemic.

98% of endemism in reptiles (20 of 22 species)

27% of endemism for marine birds

607 species of plants

Gal ápagos: its richness and Tourism One of the seven most important areas of the world for scuba diving. 84 Cruises Tourists in 2005: 108.600 National economic contribution: USD 130.000.000 Local economic contribution: USD 40.000.000 © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4).

One of the seven most important areas of the world for scuba diving.

84 Cruises

Tourists in 2005: 108.600

National economic contribution: USD

130.000.000

Local economic contribution: USD 40.000.000

Pilot operation in Choco-Mindo • Mirador Río Blanco • Hostería la Rinconada de Rolando Vera • Séptimo Paraiso Hostería & Cloud Forest Reserve • Hostería El Encanto • Las Siete Cascadas Lodge • Hostería Pantaví • Kaony Lodge • Maquipucuna • San Miguel • Vía Natura • Nuevo mundo Comunidad • Las tolas Comunidad • Polylepis Lodge • Runa Tupari • Bellavista • Santa Lucia • Sachatamia Lodge • Reserva Verdecocha • Hostería y Jardín Botánico • Sapos y Ranas • Cascadas de Shishink • Cabañas Armonía • Hostería Mariposas de Mindo • Rancho Suamox • Mindo Garden

• Miconia Cabañas • Casa Blanca • Hotel Royal Palm • La Casa de Marita • Hostal Mainao • Hotel Finch Bay • The Red Mangrove Adventure Inn Las Gardenias Hostal Cormorant La Isla del Descanzo © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4). Pilot Operation in Galapagos

• Miconia Cabañas

• Casa Blanca

• Hotel Royal Palm

• La Casa de Marita

• Hostal Mainao

• Hotel Finch Bay

• The Red Mangrove Adventure Inn

Las Gardenias

Hostal Cormorant

La Isla del Descanzo

MINDO - CHOCO

Polylepis Lodge Located in the Area of Reduction of the Ecological Reserve of  El Ángel, protecting the 12 only hectares of the only forest remainder in the World of Millennial Polylepis of volcanic and glacial origin. Type of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, conferences room, trekking, horseback riding, trips. Lodging: 7 cottages with a capacity for 31 guests.

Located in the Area of Reduction of the Ecological Reserve of  El Ángel, protecting the 12 only hectares of the only forest remainder in the World of Millennial Polylepis of volcanic and glacial origin.

Type of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, conferences room, trekking, horseback riding, trips.

Lodging: 7 cottages with a capacity for 31 guests.

Runa Tupari Authentic and sustainable rural community tourism , interacting directly with the indigenous communities. Allow the visitor to experience direct contact with nature, share daily life with local people and have the opportunity to learn from them Types of services provided: Rural lodge, tours and trekking Business type: Tour Operator Operating in: Cant ón Cotacachi ( Andes, North Region. Imbabura Prov.)

Authentic and sustainable rural community tourism , interacting directly with the indigenous communities.

Allow the visitor to experience direct contact with nature, share daily life with local people and have the opportunity to learn from them

Types of services provided: Rural lodge, tours and trekking

Business type: Tour Operator

Operating in: Cant ón Cotacachi ( Andes, North Region. Imbabura Prov.)

Bellavista Located in the Tandayapa Valley, the first Area of International Importance for Birds in South America, designated in 1997, with 340 species. W ith 700 hectares of protected cloud forest and 4 waterfalls on the property. Types of services provided : Accomodation, guided hikes, horseback riding, birding Operating in: Tandayapa Valley and Eco Route Nono – Mindo (Andes. Northwest of Pichincha)

Located in the Tandayapa Valley, the first Area of International Importance for Birds in South America, designated in 1997, with 340 species. W ith 700 hectares of protected cloud forest and 4 waterfalls on the property.

Types of services provided : Accomodation, guided hikes, horseback riding, birding

Operating in: Tandayapa Valley and Eco Route Nono – Mindo (Andes. Northwest of Pichincha)

Santa Lucia Is a community-based organization formed by local campesino families who manage their own resources. We have three basic aims: to conserve and protect the cloud forest belonging to member families. to develop sustainable sources of income for the members of Santa Lucía. to benefit directly or indirectly the residents in neighboring areas. Types of services provided: Accomodation, camp, hiking, Birding Business type: Community-based organization Operating in: Cloud Forest in Nanegal ( Andes. Northwest of Pichincha )

Is a community-based organization formed by local campesino families who manage their own resources. We have three basic aims:

to conserve and protect the cloud forest belonging to member families.

to develop sustainable sources of income for the members of Santa Lucía.

to benefit directly or indirectly the residents in neighboring areas.

Types of services provided: Accomodation, camp, hiking, Birding

Business type: Community-based organization

Operating in: Cloud Forest in Nanegal ( Andes. Northwest of Pichincha )

Sachatamia Lodge Is a private ecological reserve exceeding 120 hectares of cloud forest. Crystalline rivers nature paths, pure air, gourmet cousine, and an elegant rustic refuge provide an escape from the stress of urban life. Types of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, hiking, birding Business type: Private ecological reserve. Operating and located in: Mindo ( Andes. Northwest of Pichincha )

Is a private ecological reserve exceeding 120 hectares of cloud forest. Crystalline rivers nature paths, pure air, gourmet cousine, and an elegant rustic refuge provide an escape from the stress of urban life.

Types of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, hiking, birding

Business type: Private ecological reserve.

Operating and located in: Mindo ( Andes. Northwest of Pichincha )

Verdecocha On the old road Nono - Mindo, this forest extends from 2200 to 3400 meter above sea level, the Montano alto Forest and the montano forest are the habitats of numerous wild especies. The incredible adventure begins among paths, waterfalls, thermal baths, springs, rivers, trees loaded with abundant moss, orchids, ferns and bromelias. Types of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, horseback riding, llamatreking, mountain biking Business type: Private Reserve. Operating and located in: Mindo (Andes. Northwest of Pichincha)

Sapos y Ranas Collections of figurines and sculptures of frogs and toads that add up to more than 200 objects, made of diverse materials and bought from 50 countries, included Ecuador. The Hostel is an Ecoturistic project located in the northwest of Pichincha province at 900 meter above see level. Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, swimming, birding, frog figurine collection, Folkloric elaboration of bread and chocolate Business type: Private Hostel. Operating and located in: San Miguel de los Bancos (Andes. Northwest of Pichincha)

Cascadas de Shishink It is a natural place of 35 ha. Crossed by the Culebrita river and forming 2 Waterfalls. It can accommodate 80 guests. Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, mountain biking, fishing, hiking. Business type: Private Ecological Reserve Operating and located in: Puerto Quito, Río Culebritas (Northwest of Pichincha)

Caba ñas Armonía Eco-tourism project: cabañas, orchid garden and bird sanctuary Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, Orchid Garden, birding Business type: Private Ecotourism Project Operating and located in: Mindo (Northwest of Pichincha Province)

Mariposas de Mindo Is a butterfly- breeding farm dedicated to the exhibition and investigation of butterflies in the northwest part of Ecuador, to complement the exhibition center a small lodge and restaurant was created Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, butterflies, investigation. Business type: Private Hostel Operating and located in: Mindo (Northwest of Pichincha Province)

The operation is dedicated to conserving nature. Operating and located in: Pedro Vicente Maldonado in the Northwest of Pichincha Province. Types of services provided: accommodation, restaurant, hikes, tours in general. © CI. 2006 Juan Diego Pérez (1y 2), Murray Cooper (3), Sterling Zumbrunn (4). Rancho Suamox

The operation is dedicated to conserving nature.

Operating and located in: Pedro Vicente Maldonado in the Northwest of Pichincha Province.

Types of services provided: accommodation, restaurant, hikes, tours in general.

Mindo Garden Private reserve of approximately 741 acres, located 90km from Quito. The lodge is beside the Mindo River, it consisting in cabins of single, double and quadruple rooms or family villas equipped for a longer stay. Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, trekking, birding. Business type: Private Reserve Operating and located in: Mindo (Northwest of Pichincha Province)                                

Hosteria La Rinconada A total o 11 ha. Inside the crater of the Pululahua Volcano, with 7 ha. of Native vegetation that includes interpretive paths. Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, trekking, birding. Business type: Private Hostel Operating and located in: Pululahua Crater (Pichincha Province)                                

Séptimo Paraiso Hostería & Cloud Forest Reserve Is a 100% ecological country lodge, we are firm believers that recycling must be done. The Hosteria has 22 luxurious rooms with private bathroom, hot water from our own spring with an old elegant country style decoration. The three houses cater for different budgets without losing its first class category Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant and bar, tours. Business type: Private Hostel Operating and located in: Mindo (Northwest of Pichincha Province)

Las Siete Cascadas 207 hectares of cloud and rain forest, it protects to a set of waterfalls in the river Chuchubi, in addition natural paths exist to enter to see the flora and fauna Types of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, convention room, camping Business type: Private Reserve and Lodge Operating and located in: El Guadual (San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas Province)

Hoster ía Pantaví A charming country lodge, located between the Chota valley and Tumbabiro, in a region that still preserved the beauty of the typical rural villages of the Imbabura province. The lodge main house was erected upon the old foundations of the San Clemente hacienda building. Types of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, bar, Convention and game room, Swimming pool Business type: Private Hacienda Lodge Operating and located in : Chachimbiro, El Angel, Caranqui, Chota (Tumbabiro Provincia de Imbabura)                              

Kaony Lodge Elegant and ecological, Kaony has created for your comfort a lodge constructed with local materials, as result, an exclusive place for you Types of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, hiking. Business type: Private Lodge Operating and located in : Puerto Quito, Northwest of Pichincha Province                              

Maquipucuna Located in the heart of Ecuador’s cloud forest. Just 50 miles northwest of Quito exists the unique opportunity of experiencing exotic species of birds, moths and butterflies, and flowers in bloom such as orchids and bromeliads. Conservation and research efforts, preserve one of the Earth’s most biologically diverse forest networks. Types of services provided: Conservation, accomodation, restaurant, hiking, reserve Business type: Private Reserve Foundation Operating and located in : Nanegal(Northwest of Pichincha Province)

GALAPAGOS

Royal Palm Hotel Located in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Authentically constructed of local materials and handcrafted furniture that reflect the environment. Types of services provided: Accommodation, hiking, aquatic sports. Business type: Private Hotel Operating and located in : Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos Province)

Hostal Mainao We offer our services personalized to our guests, offering a comfortable housing in order that your vacations and stay in the Enchanted Islands is pleasant and unforgettable. Also we offer services of tourist packages in Santa Cruz and between islands. Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, tours Business type: Private Hotel Operating and located in : Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos Province)

Finch Bay Eco-Hotel with International Service Standards 38 rooms, modern design incorporating Galapagos' natural elements Mangrove-rich coastline Bar and Lounge Restaurant featuring International Cuisine Environmental Interpretation with Galapagos Naturalists Location: Puerto Ayora-Santa Cruz-Galápagos Types of services provided: Accomodation, Bar and Lounge, Restaurant, Tours

Red Mangrove Situated in a grove of wild red mangrove perched on the edge of the blue see. It can accommodate up to 38 guests in 3 double rooms, 2 triple rooms, 2 rooms for 4 people,2 rooms for 5 people and 1 room for 8 people. The majority of the rooms have ocean views and all of them have private bathrooms. Location: Puerto Ayora-Santa Cruz-Galápagos Operating in: Gal apagos Types of services provided: Accomodation, restaurant, camping, tours

Las Gardenias Located in a very quiet street, the hotel will be the most appropriate site for your tranquility. You will be able to enjoy the shared room to rest, watch the TV or DVD. A coffee maker, a cooker and all the necessary dishes are available to prepare breakfast or your favorite meals. The Hotel has 3 rooms with private bath (2 double and one triple), and one triple with shared bath. Showers with hot water. Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant, excursions. Business type: Private Hotel Operating and located in : Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela (Galápagos Province)

Hostal Cormorant Located right on the beach of Puerto Villamil. This pension is a two story building with four bedrooms, sitting area and shared kitchen with terrace and hammocks. Discover the magic and charm of a natural treasure. Discover the most beautiful corner of Galapagos on the spectacular beach of Puerto Villamil. Types of services provided: Accommodation, restaurant. Business type: Pension / Private Operating and located in : Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela (Galápagos Province)

 

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