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Roatan Marine Park, Honduras
The Mission of the Roatan Marine Park Group:
"To protect and conserve the natural marine resources of Roatan while enhancing the environment and quality of life within the community through education, creative activity, and service."
The Roatan Marine Park Group Vision:
"It is better to influence the course of events then risk being casualties of them, and as we derive our livelihood directly from the reef, the future is in our own hands."
The West End - Sandy Bay Marine Park was formed to stop poaching within the marine reserve. This group of concerned individuals and businesses now have two boats in operation, two captains and the help of the local police to catch poachers. Divers and visitors have all reported seeing more fish life on the reefs on every dive. Website
Campanario Biological Station Rain Forest Education Center in Costa Rica protects 160 acres of spectacular rain forest and secluded beach. Birding, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba, and more. Neotropical ecology courses and camps offered throughout the year. CAST Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism whose mission as a non profit organization, is to enhance the region's hotel and
tourism operators by providing high quality education and training related to sustainable tourism. Centre for Environmentally Responsible Tourism Independent, voluntary non-profit organisation dedicated to show how travellers can play a part in protecting the world's natural resources and develop a sustainable future for destinations and the travel industry. Conservation International Aim is to conserve the Earth's living natural heritage, the global biodiversity and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live in harmony with nature. Centro Ecologico Sian Ka'an (CESiaK) Located on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico, near the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, south of Cancun, this small ecotourism and education center serves as a model for sustainable development in sensitive tropical ecosystems. Ecoturismolatino.com Mission is to be "an organization that integrates through active participaction a community which seeks to promote Latinamerica, offer environmental and socially responsible ecotours, and construct relevant knowledge for the development of Alternative Tourism." Eco-Source Network Mission is to connect "eco-minded travel and tourism professionals,consumers, students, teachers, and policy-makers around the globe." Foundation for Nature Conservation in Suriname Its mission is "to preserve the nature of Suriname by conducting research, providing nature education and organizing nature tourism activities in the nature reserves and nature park of Suriname." GIN - Global Islands Network Formed to promote "culturally appropriate, ecologically sound, economically sustainable, socially equitable
development" on islands worldwide. Thousands of links to hundreds of islands around the world. Graeme Hall Bird Sanctuary Graeme Hall Bird Sanctuary is the only remaining stand of Mangrove swamp
and is currently being redeveloped as a nature preserve and an eco-tourist attraction for nature lovers. International Ecotourism Society
Mission of The International Ecotourism Society is to make ecotourism a responsible way to travel that contributes to the conservation of natural areas and the well-being of local people. They bring together worldwide expertise from the travel industry etc. and work to create unique low-impact travel experiences around the globe. International Resources Foundation
Private, non-profit research and education organization based at Red Hook in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, dedicated to solving the environmental problems of development in small tropical islands. NACRI Netherlands Antilles Coral Reef Initiative. Nature Foundation of Sint Maarten Its primary concern is to protect nature, while in the process strengthening its economical and educational value, and potential of its natural resources. Rainforest Costa Rica
Working to develop an international exploratory dedicated to the study of rainforest ecosystems. Saba Conservation Foundation Established in 1987 with a mission to preserve and manage Saba's natural and cultural heritage. St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation Overseeing Statia's Marine Park, The Quill National Park (dormant volcano and protected nature reserve) and the newly established Miriam C. Scmidt Botanical Garden project. Sustainable Travel International (STI) A U.S.-based not-for-profit whose mission is to to ensure responsible tourism around the globe by teaching travelers and travel companies how to respect and protect the cultures and environments they visit. World Tourism Organization The World Tourism Organization serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how and statistics. WTO is an intergovernmental organization vested by the United Nations with a central and decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.