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The International Ecotourism Society

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The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a membership organisation founded in 1990.  The society is the world’s largest and oldest ecotourism organisation dedicated to generating and disseminating information about ecotourism.  TIES promotes responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and improve the well-being of local people.  This web site is a valuable source of resources on sustainable nature-based tourism.  There is information on guidelines and standards, training courses, technical assistance, and ecotourism publications.  In addition, there are reports and articles by leading ecotourism researchers.

Recent TIES newsletters are also available to read.  Botanic garden staff may find the articles addressing topics such as ecotourism innovations and partnerships of particular interest.  The newsletters also have useful contact information on national ecotourism organisations in countries including Kenya, Brazil and Sri Lanka.

http://www.ecotourism.org