Workshop Series on Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity: New Information and Web-based Technologies
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is currently organizing a series of workshops on new information and web-based technologies within indigenous communities. The workshops are intended to support the sustainable use and management of biodiversity in tourism through bolstering the web-based capacities of indigenous tourism operators.
The workshop series aims to support the management of biodiversity-friendly tourism activities, the web-based capacity of indigenous tourism operators, and the marketing of the culturally and biologically sustainable aspects of indigenous tourism products. The workshops are also intended to be fora for networking and exchange of information on specific challenges facing indigenous tourism operators.
The workshops are being held in five bio-geographical regions of the globe (the Arctic, islands, dry lands and deserts, forest-basins and mountains), areas whose beauty, isolation, significant biodiversity and indigenous communities attract large numbers of eco and cultural tourists.
More information can be found at the Convention on Biological Diversity website.
Workshop II: Islands, Pacific Region
3-5 November 2008, Samoa
Samoa has been chosen to host the workshop for indigenous island communities in the Pacific region. Samoa is centrally located, reasonably accessible and has the infrastructure necessary to support an international meeting. SPREP headquarters are located in Apia, Samoa and the organization will be well placed to host the event and provide local knowledge useful in making the workshop a success.
Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award
Planeta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity are collaborating to showcase best practices in web-based technologies helping indigenous people manage tourism in a biodiversity-friendly way. Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2008. Voting takes place in January 2009. Click here to learn more about how to apply!
Next page: Background