2010 ITBW Award
Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

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Media Release

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity.

In September the winners -- Sweden's Nutti Sami Siida and New Zealand's TIME Unlimited Tours -- and finalists -- Te Urewera Treks (also from New Zealand) and Chalalan Ecolodge (Bolivia) -- of the 2010 Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award will attend the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in Portland, Oregon and the Biodiversity Workshop: New Information and Web-based Technologies on September 11.

The one-day Biodiversity Workshop: New Information and Web-based Technologies features innovative work of indigenous tourism operators and promotes a conversation about the conservation of cultural and environmental diversity with trusted colleagues around the world.

About the 2010 Award
The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award is a collaborative effort between Planeta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity/UNEP (CBD) with the generous support of the Heidehof Foundation.

The award is aimed at private tourism services, owned and operated by indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles, and its main objectives are to motivate candidates to improve their online communication on biological and cultural diversity, to highlight their best practices in managing tourism and to raise operators and public’s awareness on biodiversity.

Winners will receive the award in September 2010 at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Winners will participate in a September 11 workshop on innovative Web-based tools for marketing and communications, facilitated by webmaster Ron Mader.

The competition highlights the contribution of indigenous operators to biological and cultural diversity, and in 2010 comprised applicants from ten countries around the world (Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mexico, Micronesia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sweden).

More than 400 people cast their vote, carefully examining all 14 websites that fit the ambitious criteria set on Planeta.com's wiki site http://planeta.wikispaces.com/itbw. Additionally, a jury composed of six internationally recognized experts in indigenous and sustainable tourism picked their choice using the same criteria.

The winner of the judged 2010 ITBW Award is Sweden's Nutti Sami Siida, which features reindeer sled trips. Owners Nils Torbjörn Nutti and Carina Pingi are Sami from Saarivuoma and Gabna Sameby. The winner of the popular count 2010 ITBW Award is New Zealand's TIME Unlimited Tours from New Zealand, operated by the Maori-European couple Ceillhe Tewhare Teneti Hema Sperath and Néill Sperath, and providing personalised and interactive Auckland and Maori Indigenous Cultural Tours.

Finalists:
Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre introduces visitors to the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd) in Victoria, Australia.

Kakadu Culture Camp is owned and operated by Fred and Jenny Hunter, Aboriginal people from Australia's Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Area. The camp offers the opportunity to live with an Aboriginal family and to learn traditional skills including spear throwing, basket weaving and didgeridoo.

Chalalan Ecolodge is 100% run and owned by the indigenous community in Bolivia.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre shares the cultures of two distinct indigenous cultures in a visionary partnership on shared traditional territories in Canada.

Te Urewera Treks strives to operate in a sustainable manner in accord with Maori principles and values in New Zealand, which are consistent with those of responsible tourism.

Xe Pian National Protected Area features tours and accommodation owned and managed by local communities in Xe Pian NPA,southern Lao PDR.
2010 es el Año Internacional de la Biodiversidad. En septiembre los ganadores - Nutti Siida Sami, de cuento plena - y los finalistas - Te Urewera Caminatas y Ecolodge Chalalán - del Turismo 2010 Indígenas y Biodiversidad página web del premio será asistir a la Conferencia Ecoturismo en Portland, Oregon y el Taller de Biodiversidad: Nueva Tecnología de Información y basada en la Web el 11 de septiembre.

El taller de un dia acerca la biodiversidad: Información Nueva y Teconologías de Web ofrece el trabajo innovador de los operadores turísticos indígenas y promueve una conversación sobre la conservación de la diversidad cultural y del medio ambiente con los colegas de confianza en todo el mundo.

Acerca el Premio 2010

El Premio al mejor sitio web de Turismo Indígena y Biodiversidad es realizado en colaboración entre Planeta.com y la Secretaria del Convenio sobre Diversidad Biológica con el apoyo generoso de la Fundación Heidehof.

El premio esta destinado a los servicios privados de turismo operado por individuales y las comunidades indígenas que entrañen estilos tradicionales de vida, y su objetivo principal es motivar a los candidatos a mejorar su comunicación online sobre su diversidad biológica y cultural para destacar sus mejores practicas en el manejo del turismo y para aumentar la conciencia publica sobre la biodiversidad.

Los ganadores recibirán el premio en la conferencia acerca ecoturismo en Portland, Oregon en Septiembre 2010. Los ganadores también recibirán apoyo técnico y participar en un taller sobre la Web 10 de Septiembre para las innovadoras basadas en herramientas de marketing y comunicaciones, facilitada por webmaster Ron Mader.

El concurso destaca la contribución de los operadores indígenas a la diversidad biológica y cultural, y en 2010 los solicitantes compuesta de diez países de todo el mundo (Australia, Bolivia, Canadá, Kirguizistán, Laos, México, Micronesia, Nueva Zelandia, Pakistán y Suecia). Más de 400 personas emitieron su voto, examinar cuidadosamente todos los 14 sitios web que se ajustan a los criterios fijados como objetivo en el wiki de Planeta.com http://planeta.wikispaces.com/itbw. Además, un jurado compuesto por seis expertos reconocidos internacionalmente en el turismo sostenible indígenas y recogió su elección, utilizando los mismos criterios.

El ganador del premio juzgado 2010 ITBW es Nutti Sami Siida de Suecia , que incluye viajes de trineo de renos. Propietarios Nils Torbjörn Nutti y Carina Pingi son sami de Saarivuoma y Gabna sameby. El ganador de la cuenta popular ITBW Premio 2010 es TIME Unlimited Tours de Nueva Zelanda, operado por la pareja Maorí Europea Ceillhe Tewhare Teneti Hema Sperath y Neill Sperath, y ofrece visitas personalizadas a Auckland y tours que refleja la cultura indigena Maori.

Finalistas:
Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre
introduce al visitante en el Parque Nacional de Grampians (Gariwerd) en Victoria, Australia.

Kakadu Culture Camp es propiedad y está operado por Fred y Jenny Hunter, los aborígenes de Australia, Kakadu National Park, un Área de Patrimonio Mundial. El campamento ofrece la oportunidad de vivir con una familia aborigen y de aprender las técnicas tradicionales como lanzamiento de lanzas, la cestería y el didgeridoo.

Chalalan Ecolodge
es el 100% de ejecución y de propiedad de la comunidad indígena en Bolivia.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
de acciones de las culturas de las dos distintas culturas indígenas en una sociedad con visión de futuro en los territorios tradicionales compartidos en Canadá.

Te Urewera Treks
se esfuerza por operar de una manera sostenible de acuerdo con los principios y valores de los maoríes en Nueva Zelandia, que coincide con los valores de tursimo responsable.

Xe Pian National Protected Area
ofrece recorridos y alojamiento de propiedad y administrados por las comunidades locales en Xe Pian Nacional de Acción, el sur de Laos.
2010 är det Internationella året för biologisk mångfald.

I september kommer vinnarna av 2010 Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award- Sveriges Nutti Sámi Siida och Nya Zeelands TIME Unlimited Tours - och finalisterna - Te Urewera treks (även de från Nya Zeeland) och Chalalan Ecolodge (Bolivia) - att närvara vid Eological and Sustanable Tourism Conference, ESTC i Portland, Oregon 9-11 September 2010.

En dag kommer at ägnas åt Biodiversity Workshop: New Information and Web-based Technologies som skapar ett innovativt nätverk av ursprungsbefolknings-turismens aktörer och främjar ett samtal om bevarande av kulturella och miljömässiga mångfalden med betrodda kollegor runt om i världen.

Om utmärkelsen ITBW 2010

The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award är ett samarbete mellan Planeta.com och Sekretariatet för konventionen om biologisk mångfald / UNEP (CBD) med generöst stöd av Heidehof Foundation.

Utmärkelsen ges till privata turistföretag som ägs och drivs av ursprungliga och lokala samhällen med traditionella livssätt, och dess huvudsakliga mål är att motivera sökande att förbättra sin online-kommunikation om biologisk och kulturell mångfald, lyfta fram deras bästa praxis för turism och höja turoperatörer och allmänhetens medvetenhet om biologisk mångfald.

Vinnarna kommer att tilldelas utmärkelsen i september 2010 vid ESTC i Portland, USA.

Vinnarna kommer att delta i en workshop om innovativa webb-baserade verktyg för marknadsföring och kommunikation, vilken leds av webmaster Ron Mader.

Tävlingen uppmärksammar inhemska aktörer som lyfter biologisk och kulturell mångfald, och 2010 bestod av sökande från tio länder i världen (Australien, Bolivia, Kanada, Kirgizistan, Laos, Mexiko, Mikronesien, Nya Zeeland, Pakistan och Sverige).

Mer än 400 personer röstade, efter omsorgsfull granskning av alla 14 webbplatser som passat de ambitiösa kriterierna på Planeta.com 's wiki-webbplats http://planeta.wikispaces.com/itbw. Dessutom en jury bestående av sex internationellt erkända experter inom ursprungsbefolkningar och hållbar turism plockade sitt val med samma kriterier.

Vinnaren av den jurybedömda 2010 ITBW Award är Sveriges Nutti Sámi Siida, som bedriver Samisk turism. Ägarna Nils Torbjörn Nutti och Carina Pingi är samer från Saarivuoma och Gabna Sameby.

Vinnaren av den webröstade 2010 ITBW Award är Nya Zeelands TIME Unlimited Tours, som drivs av Maori-europeiska paret Ceillhe Tewhare Teneti Hema Sperath och Néill Sperath och producerar turer i Auckland med Maori kulturellt perspektiv.

Övriga finalister:
Brambuk National Park och kulturcentrum introducerar besökare till Grampians National Park (Gariwerd) i Victoria, Australien.

Kakadu Cultur Camp ägs och drivs av Fred och Jenny Hunter, aboriginer från Australien Kakadu National Park, ett världsarv. Lägret ger möjlighet att leva med en aborigin familj och lära sig traditionella färdigheter, bland annat spjut kastning, korg vävning och didgeridoo.

Chalalan Ecolodge drivs och ägs till 100% av ursprungsbefolkningen i Bolivia.

Squamish Lil'wat Culture Centre visar två olika lokala kulturer om ett visionärt partnerskap på gemensamma traditionella territorier i Kanada.

Te Urewera Treks strävar efter att arbeta på ett hållbart sätt i enlighet med Maori principer och värderingar i Nya Zeeland, som överensstämmer med kriterier för ansvarsfull turism.

Xe Pian National Protected Area arrangerar turer och boende, ägs och förvaltas av lokalsamhällen i Xe Pian NPA, i Södra Laos.




ITBW News! - Prepare for a seachange in how we interact with indigenous tourism. The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award ceremony took place September 10 at the ESTC Conference in in Portland, Oregon and was followed by a social web workshop that featured indigenous tourism around the world. Together we can draw a new map of the world figuratively and literally!

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Applicants

Screenshot
Operation
Country
Eco Highlights
Culture
Social Web
Comments
Award Logo?
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Bicicletas Pedro Martinez is a Zapotec-owned biking company in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pedro prides his operation on respecting indigenous peoples and the incredibly rich ecosystems.
Mexico


Flickr
YouTube

yes
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Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre is about bringing life to the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung and aboriginal communities of Victoria. Ownership is shared between five Aboriginal communities with historic links to the Gariwerd-Grampians ranges and surrounding plains. Brambuk stands as a symbol and affirmation of that process of renewal. providing visitors with the very best of park and cultural information for a most memorable experience. Join Brambuk for an exciting range of cultural experiences including children’s activities, didgeridoo workshops, bushfood tasting and boomerang painting and throwing. The Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre presents two award-winning films.

Aboriginal people have always known the Grampians as Gariwerd: a spiritual place rich in dreaming stories, sacred sites, bush-tucker, water and shelter, central to the dreaming of the Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali peoples, whose descendents still maintain the culture and stories of the land. The Grampians National Park is home to 90% of Victoria’s Rock Art sites, with some dating back 22,000 years, and is internationally renowned for its abundant wildlife, waterfalls, rock formations, spectacular views and wildflower displays.
Victoria,
Australia
Park Info
Six seasons
Facebook
YouTube
User-friendly, informative website. Good design

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Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) is owned and operated by the indigenous Kho, Wakhi and Kalash communities in northern Pakistan.
Pakistan

Yak Polo
Blog
Facebook
Flickr


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Chalalan Ecolodge is the story of a dream come true; a dream that was born in the Bolivian Amazon, in the Quechua-Tacana community of San José de Uchupiamonas. Chalalán is 100% owned and operated by the indigenous community with all proceeds from the Ecolodge going towards conservation, cultural preservation and the community.

Comfortable boats take visitors on an adventure up the rivers Beni and Tuíchi deep into an enchanted world. The Ecolodge was built on the shores of the Chalalán Lagoon and its traditional architecture style and environmentally friendly materials help it blend with its jungle environment. The friendly welcoming Chalalán staff offer excellent service, memorable jungle experiences and delicious local cuisine.

The Lodge is located in a tropical Andean “Biodiversity Hotspot”, that, according to scientists, holds one of the most biodiverse collections of plants endemic to the planet, with some 6,000 different plant species and over 1,000 tropical bird species. Chalalán recognizes the value of natural and cultural biodiversity and the Ecolodge project is a means to protect the jungle from destructive practices.
Bolivia

Five reasons to visit
Facebook
Slideshare
TripAdvisor
twitter
YouTube (español)
YouTube
Chalalan Ecolodge is a big effort of a small comunity that combines the respect for the nature and culture with an economical activity.

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Hospitality Kyrgyzstan, is an umbrella association uniting 18 diverse communities with more than 350 families in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan
Ecological codes
Culture
Great Silk Road
2006 Guidebook (PDF)
Guestbook
The real beneficiaries of this website is the rural indigenous community in Kyrgyzstan (around 300 families), not the rich tourism companies in the capital (about 20 companies).

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Kakadu Culture Camp is owned and operated by the Hunter family from Kakadu National Park. It was a dream of their late Grandfather to establish a camp where Bininj (Aboriginal) people could live and work, and share their culture, traditional heritage and amazing wildlife with tourists from around the world. During the wet season the family live at Bowali Creek in central Kakadu, and move to Djarradjin in the dry season to operate the culture camp.
Their two feature tours to explore Kakadu and Arnhem Land are:

Kakadu by Night: The only nighttime boat cruise in the World Heritage Area. Spotlighting for crocodiles, birds and snakes, this exciting night wildlife safari includes cultural activities, spear throwing and didgeridoo.

Bininj Angarre:The ultimate one-day (or night) cultural experience featuring a guided bushtucker walk along the bank of Djarradjin Billabong, cultural activities, and a three-course traditional campfire dinner.

The Kakadu Culture Camp is Kakadu’s first accredited Savannah Guide Site. This eco safari camp is a 100% solar powered operation is a proud and active member of both Ecotourism Australia and The International Ecotourism Society.
Northern Territory,
Australia
Photo album
Six seasons
Blog
Trip Advisor
Twitter
YouTube
Kaka-do attitude in spotlight - NT News
When seeking a cultural experience in Australia, away from the standard fare of accommodation and tours, this site stood out with its ease of use and the certainty that the "Camp" would provide everything we were looking for. We were particularly impressed with the local, indigenous, ownership of the Culture Camp and the efforts they make to provide learning experiences and the chance to live with the owners, along with providing eco friendly, environmentally sympathetic accommodation, off the beaten track.
Yes
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Nutti Sami Siida arranges nature and culture tours based on the Sámi culture. Owners Nils Torbjörn Nutti and Carina Pingi are both Sámis from Gabna Sameby, Sweden. To leave things in nature as they are for others to experience is the philosophy of this tour company, who operate in the sensitive Arctic region. The owners make their living showing guests what is considered to be wilderness, which is their back yard, and strive to keep it intact for generations to come.
Nutti Sámi Siida encourages visitors to take their time to enjoy their discoveries - from watching a moose hiding among the birches, to learning about a new plant - rather than simply putting miles behind them. Nature is one of the reasons that travelers choose this area, so tours are offered at a slower pace to explore this great landscape. Experiences include reindeer sled trips, trekking, Sámi culture, a museum with nomadic artifacts, and a handicrafts shop.

As the Sámi people have become more settled in recent years, their nomadic traditions have stopped. The only way to keep the traditional knowledge alive is to practice it, and Nutti Sámi Siida does so very effectively by conducting trips. They place a high value on educating visitors by introducing them to the local culture and traditional skills. Guides carefully chosen for their close connection with reindeer herding and Sámi culture offer authentic and accurate experiences, and teach guests about both the historic and present day way of life.

Working with responsible and sustainable tourism is very natural for these indigenous peoples who have populated an area for thousands of years without leaving obvious traces in nature.

Nutti Sámi Siida was one of the first companies with products approved by “Natures Best”, a Swedish quality certification for ecotourism.
Sweden
Quality and environment
Sami People
Our history
Facebook
Flickr
YouTube
Informative, clear information.
Yes
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Pathways Hotel promotes sustainable tourism through conservation efforts, environmental awareness, community assistance and marine management activities on the island of Yap in Micronesia.
Yap, Micronesia


Facebook
Twitter
The Pathways Hotel administration and staff make a conscientious and consistent effort to integrate environmental awareness and responsibility throughout their operations.
Yes
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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a unique museum, gallery, and tourism attraction that brings together the vibrant cultures of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. Located on shared traditional territory; the Centre is situated in the world-class tourism destination of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Their vision is to share with others the beauty, depth, and vitality of their cultures.

Through fun and creative experiential learning activities (e.g. drum making, carving, weaving) guests from corporate and school groups, to senior and independent travelers, are able to understand how our traditional and modern practices are shaped by the vast territories. Working with a range of international clients and tour operators, the Center has successfully delivered thousands of incentive, group, and custom events since opening their 30,400 meter square facility in 2008.

The SLCC is a non-profit organization staffed by Aboriginal Youth Ambassadors from each nation, who provide a range of cultural interpretation services such as guided tours and arts & crafts activities, and are also responsible for venue operations.

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre -- where mountains, rivers and people meet.
Whistler,
Canada
Explore
Ambassador Program
Twitter
Image Gallery
Boston Globe Video
I am from the Lil'wat Nation and I find the website clearly represents what the Cultural Center stands for, to let the world know about our history.
Yes
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Taiamai Tours was founded by Ngati Hineira – Te uri Taniwha descendant Hone Mihaka of Ohaeawai Kaikohe in 2001. Tours showcase ancient customary practices of kaitiakitanga [guardianship] and manaakitanga [hosting people] that links to the ancestral living landscapes in the Bay of Islands and the wider region of Northland, New Zealand.
New Zealand


Blog


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Te Urewera Treks offers a range of unique one- to four-day wilderness walks for people looking for a truly special trekking experience in New Zealand. The treks venture into the remote north island forests of Te Urewera and Whirinaki which are home to some of New Zealand’s most magnificent indigenous rainforest, as well as the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana. The region is also rich in native birdlife like kereru (wood pigeon), tui, kaka (parrot), and the rare whio (blue duck).
Local Maori guides bring the forests alive through their knowledge of the plants and wildlife of the area, the fascinating histories of this remote place, and traditional food and medicinal uses of the native plants.

In addition to their standard walks, Te Urewera Treks also offer trekking and tree planting options. Guests can offset their carbon footprints, and as a bonus, the tree planting also makes a valuable contribution to a local Maori forest restoration project.
New Zealand
About Te Urewera
About Te Urewera
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Te Urewera Treks site, is easily navigated, embodies the principles of ecotourism combined with a superb story craft for giving the visitor an authentic feel of what an indigenous experience can be.
Yes
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TIME Unlimited Tours (“To Integrate Maori Experiences”) provides personalised and interactive Auckland & Maori Indigenous Cultural Tours. Co-Director Ceillhe Tewhare Teneti Hema Sperath is a direct descendant of Patuone, the famous Ngapuhi paramount chief who along with his brother Tamati Waka Nene was amongst the first to sign Aotearoa’s founding document in 1840. Ceillhe is the principal guide for TIME’s Auckland Maori Tours and Interactive Maori Culture Experiences.
New Zealand
Biodiversity and Sustainability
Environmental policy
Auckland Maori Tours
Marae Stay Experience
Kia Ora Cuisine
Maori Myths and Legends
Maori and Marae Cultural Protocol
Flickr
Facebook
Qualmark
Slideshare
Trip Advisor
Twitter
YouTube
I love the simplicity and ease of use of the site. Neill and Ceillhe have made the website to incite excitement and enthusiasm for all of their tours.
Yes
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Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park showcases indigenous culture of the Tjapukai people, featuring theatrical performances and interactive activities in Far North Queensland, Australia.
Queensland,
Australia

Our Culture Today
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube

Yes
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Xe Pian National Protected Area Xe Pian National Protected Area (NPA) in Champassak and Attapeu provinces is a huge, remote area, vital for biodiversity conservation. Xe Pian has at least 29 different ecosystems, providing a haven for globally endangered species of birds and mammals. Visitors to Xe Pian NPA can enjoy bird watching, treks, elephant rides and homestays operated by local villages. There is a fascinating cultural history to be discovered, including rural Lao Loum traditions, elephant mahout culture and historic sites.

Brau and Su ethnic peoples have occupied Xe Pian NPA for at least 200 years. Today a total of 65 villages are dependent, to varying degrees, on the protected area for their livelihoods and way of life. Local communities manage and operate all tours inside Xe Pian NPA in cooperation with provincial tourism and national protected area authorities. All villages that operate tourism activities do so through tourism service groups (guide, boat, guesthouse, cooking, massage, elephant, and hospitality groups) who are responsible for managing tourism and spreading benefits among its members and to the village.
Laos
Xe Pian National Protected Area
People
Facebook
YouTube
Excellent site with larger quantity and higher quality of well-researched information than other Lao Tourism sites, the content reflects the diversity of natural, social and cultural heritage aspects to the Xe Pian region.
Yes

Quotes

Having participated gave me a very good experience that will help me in the future to better understand how to use this medium. It's also good to recognize the winners: Sami Nutti Siida and Time Unlimited Tours, they deserved it. (El haber participado me dejó una muy buéna experiencia misma que me servirá en el futuro para poder contender con un poco de mas conocimiento del medio. También es buéno reconocer a las empresas ganadoras: Nutti Sami Siida y Time Unlimited Tours, se lo merecían.)
- Pedro Martinez


ITBW Award @ Portland, Oregon
ITBW Award @ Portland, Oregon

itbw 2010
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Eligibility


Tourism services owned and operated by indigenous people and communities are eligible for the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award. We prefer to receive applications from operations in business for at least three years. Websites should have current information with at least some text in English.

Who should apply? Any indigenous owner of a tourism service that seeks to conserve cultural traditions and biodiversity. If you have a website at any level of development, your participation is most welcome.

Criteria for evaluation

The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award creates an opportunity for indigenous people and communities to share their stories direct with potential visitors by improving their websites. Among the criteria for selection, the website should ...
  • be regularly updated
  • link to other relevant sites, including social web channels
  • reflect indigenous ownership, authenticity and heritage
  • encourage sustainable livelihoods, respect of life on earth
  • be user-friendly
  • be trustworthy
  • provide clear contextual information
  • have text in English
  • add the award logo

Bonus points to applicants making the most of social web channels, including Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Google Earth, Trip Advisor, Twitter and YouTube. If you have these services, let us know!

Elegibilidad


Para el premio al mejor sitio web de Turismo Indígena y Biodiversidad son elegibles los servicios de turismo de propiedad y operados por los pueblos indígenas y sus comunidades. Con preferencia en postulaciones que tengan operaciones en el negocio durante por lo menos tres anos. Sitios debe tener la información actual con al menos algún texto en inglés.

¿Quién pueden aplicar? Cualquier propietario indígenas de un servicio de turismo que tenga como objetivo la conservación de sus tradiciones culturales y la biodiversidad. Si tienes un sitio web en cualquier nivel de desarrollo, su participación es bienvenida.

Criterios para evaluación

El Premio al mejor sitio web de Turismo Indígena y Biodiversidad, crea una oportunidad para los pueblos indígenas y sus comunidades para compartir sus historias directamente a potenciales visitantes a través de sus sitios web. Entre los criterios para la selección, el sitio web debería tener ...
  • Actualización periódica
  • Enlace con otros sitios de interés, incluyendo canales de las redes sociales
  • Reflejar que es de propiedad indígenas, autenticidad y patrimonio.
  • Alentar a la utilización sostenible de la biodiversidad, el respeto a la vida en la tierra
  • Ser de fácil uso
  • Ser confiable
  • Proporcionar información contextualizada clara.
  • Texto en Ingles
  • Añadido el logo del premio

Puntos a favor de los aplicantes es la utilización de las redes sociales, incluyendo Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Google Earth, Trip Advisor, Twitter y YouTube. Si tienes estos servicios, háganoslo saber!!!

Changes


For the award's second year, we are making a few changes. First, we ask that operations self-nominate.

Behind the scenes we're adding more judges and we are using more social web channels to develop the award, starting with the award's very own hashtag: #itbw10 (more info about tags and tagging).

This wiki is also an example of the social web. With more than 700 edits, this page is updated on a regular basis.

The big news is that in 2010, the International year of Biodiversity, the Oregon Ecotourism Conference will feature the winners and host a web marketing workshop. Mark your calendar. We'll share the best lessons learned.

Cambios


En el segundo ano del premio, se han realizado algunos pequeños cambios. Primero, solicitamos a los operadores a auto nominarse.

También estamos sumando a otros miembros del jurado y utilizando mas las redes sociales para desarrollar el premio comenzando con nuestro propio hashtag: #itbw10 (más detalles acerca tags y tagging).

Este wiki es también un ejemplo de las redes sociales. Con más de 700 redaciones, esta página se actualiza de forma regular.

La gran noticia es que el 2010, es el Ano Internacional de la Biodiversidad, la Conferencia de Ecoturismo (Portland, Oregon) será anfitriona de un taller acerca mercadodecnia que asistirá los ganadores. Anota tu agenda. Compartimos las mejores las lecciones aprendidas.


The Award


Two awards will be given - one from a popular count and one from a jury. All of the nominees will be given the proper recognition.
• Winning website will be showcased during at a tourism conference
• Winning websites will be featured on the Planeta.com and the CBD websites

El Premio


Dos premios se entregarán - uno elegido por voto popular y uno por el jurado. Todos los candidatos recibirán reconocimiento.
• Los sitios web ganadores se mostrará durante una conferencia de turismo
• Las páginas web ganadoras serán presentadas en los sitios web de Planeta.com y del CDB.


Timeline

Cronograma

December 28, 2009 – Nominations close

December 2009 - Confirmation of eligible candidates

January/February 2010 – Online voting

September 2010 - Winners of popular and jury award are invited to a face-to-face web-based marketing workshop at the Ecotourism Conference in Portland, Oregon.
28 de diciembre 2009 - Cierre de recepción de postulantes.

Diciembre de 2009 – Elección y confirmación de los candidatos elegibles.

Enero/Febrero de 2010 - Votación en línea

September 2010 - Ganadores por el voto popular y por decisión del jurado serán invitados a participar de la conferencia sobre comercialización e Internet, a realizarse en la Conferencia de Ecoturismo en Portland, Oregon.

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Winning Tips

Indigenous tourism websites are encouraged to:

1) Create an informative, content-rich website that provides detailed information for visitors seeking eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly travel.

2) Link the tourism products presented in the website to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and to the fair and equitable distribution of benefits arising from the use of biological resources.

3) Integrate indigenous language and culture into your site.

4) Integrate biodiversity as part of the product and message.

5) Try out a few of the social web tools and integrate what works best into your website.

6) Exchange lessons learned in setting up and managing your website.

7) Add the award logo with link to this page on your website.

8) Be generous. Add links to relevant exterior sites, including Planeta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).


Promotion

Talk it up! We need to create a buzz for indigenous tourism. Whatever you choose, do something TODAY and everyday until the competition closes to talk up indigenous tourism. What a great way to start the year!

Suggestions for nominees

Tell your current clients about the award. Ask them to talk it up!

Email your clients and tell them about the award. Tip - Learn the difference between CC (Carbon Copy) and BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)

Talk up the award in interviews with local and international media. The award may give you a reason to approach media or reconnect with journalists you've had on your tours before. Learn how to write a media release.

Contact other nominees and collaborate on projects that are mutually beneficial. While the ITBW is a competition, it's also an extraordinary opportunity to share lessons learned and to work with other indigenous operations around the world.

Ask the local and national tourism authorities to mention the award in newsletters and on their websites. Again, the award may give you a special reason to approach your representatives.

Use the social web to improve your presence on the Web. Mention the award and talk up indigenous tourism around the world. Last year we heard a lot of good feedback from the nominees who used the award as a pretext to explore these news channesl as a an opportunity for marketing and education. Social media works well to maintain a conversation with past clients and local constituents.

If you use Twitter, include the hashtag #itbw10 in your messages (tweets) about the award.

If you use Twitter, make sure you are on the ITBW List

Add the award logo with link to this page on your website. This is a good way to show that your website is in the running and has current information in 2010.

Help Ron edit this wiki so that the information about your operation is up-to-date throughout the award process. Let us know if there are links to add or text to change.

Post news about your operation on the Green Travel List, one of the true pioneers of online tourism information.

Print this page (or the PDF version) and show it to clients and supporters.

Collaboration

Nominees are encouraged to:

Review one another's websites - you're invited to look and learn!
Make contact with each other. Say hello!
Consider adding links to one another's websites

Background

Planeta.com designed the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as part of the CBD's activities on traditional knowledge and Article 8(j) and tourism to highlight the best practices of indigenous and local communities (ILCs) managing tourism in a biodiversity-friendly way. The award is presented to an indigenous tourism operation for having a website that promotes sustainable practices and educates visitors on cultural protocols and biodiversity conservation.

The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award is part of a larger initiative by the Secretariat, aimed at building capacity for indigenous and local communities with the view to support and strengthen sustainable tourism initiatives through the use of new information and web-based technologies. It complements the Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity Workshop Series in which indigenous and local communities from each region are developing their own web-based tools and methods with a view to improving their websites and their capacity to reflect traditional ways in conserving indigenous land, and to allow potential visitors and clients to learn about indigenous practices and cultures.

Planeta.com hosts a number of awards aimed at improving the quality of communication about responsible travel and ecotourism. Coverage of indigenous people and tourism are highlighted in regional guides. Planeta.com has featured an extended dialogue with indigenous leaders around the world resulting in features on Planeta.com and behind-the-scenes workshops and webinars providing technical assistance.

Feedback

The Indigenous Tourism Website Award has proven successful as a catalyst to improve collaboration among operations around the world. Here's a message we received from one of the nominees: "It will be interesting for us to see who just sees us as competition for this award and who has the vision to recognize it as a great opportunity to further grow a business community and contacts. For us it certainly is more than just an award but when looking at other applicants websites, it makes us want to experience what other indigenous tourism have to offer."

Sponsor

Heidehof Foundation

Logo

The logo for the 2010 Indigenous Tourism Website Award is available for download. Our only request is that you let us know where the logo appears on your site and that the logo links directly to the award.

2009


Jan
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Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
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Online
voting
jury voting
preparation of media release, create materials to promote all nominees
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nominations open
webinar
nominations close december 28
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May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity




Announcement at Responsible Tourism Conference
Announcement at Ecotourism Australia Conference


2010


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preparation of media release, create materials to promote all nominees
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World
Announcement at Responsible Tourism Fair


ITBW award ceremony, Reisepavillon, Munich, Germany postponed due to a cloud of volcanic ash!
May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity



ITBW award ceremony, Ecotourism Conference, Portland, Oregon




2011


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May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity








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Jury


A jury will review the nominees, confirm the finalists and to vote for the winning website. Judges will not be eligible to win the award themselves and should have knowledge of web technology, tourism and indigenous issues.

Judges will be asked to help promote the award, review the nominees in order to make a final selection of contenders for both juried and public voting. We'll confirm the nominees in December and voting begins in January. Judges' comments may be incorporated into this page throughout the process.

Judges are asked for about an hour or two per month in October, November and December and 2-3 hours in January and February when judges are asked to review the nominees and cast a vote.

Judges receive a cordial 'thank you' as well as acknowledgment on this page and in supporting documents. Judges are also invited to come on board as editors for this wiki, providing suggestions for this or other related pages.

Jurado


Un jurado revisara las nominaciones, confirmara a los finalistas para la votación del sitio web ganador. Los miembros del jurado no pueden ser elegidos para ganar el premio y deben tener conocimiento de las tecnologías de la web, turismo y temas indígenas.

El jurado ayudara a promover el premio, revisara las nominaciones a fin de hacer la selección final para la votación tanto por el jurado como por el público. En diciembre se confirmara a los nominados y la votación empezara en enero. Los comentarios de los miembros del jurado pueden ser incluidos en la pagina planta.com en todo el procesos.

Los jueces se les pide una hora o dos por mes en octubre, noviembre y diciembre, y 2-3 horas en enero y febrero, cuando los jueces se les pide que evalúen a los candidatos y emitir un voto.

Los jueces reciban un cordial 'gracias', así como el reconocimiento de esta página y en los documentos. Los jueces también están invitados como editores para este wiki, aportando sugerencias para esta u otras páginas relacionadas.



Judges
Photo
Name
Country
Bio
Wiki Editor
Social Web
Kurt Ackermann
Kurt Ackermann
South Africa
Kurt Ackermann is a long-standing champion of responsible tourism, he has written RT standards for destinations, co-developed the sustainability action plan for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, completed World Bank-funded feasibility studies for RT product development by a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and helped launch a local cultural tour operator, among other projects. Kurt maintains his own blog Afrika T and lives in Cape Town, South Africa."
capetown
capetown2
Blog
Delicious
Flickr
Twitter
YouTube
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Sylvie Blangy
Canada
Sylvie Blangy is a European scholar who has worked with Canadian Inuit and Cree communities. She completed her PhD on Ecotourism, indigenous communities, land management and conservation of biodiversity and has published a guide book on Indigenous tourism in French.


Willie Gordon
Willie Gordon
Australia
Willie Gordon is a Nugal-warra story-keeper who keeps his ancestral rock art alive by sharing its stories with guests near Cooktown, Queensland. Winner of the juried 2009 ITBW Award, Willie runs Guurrbi Tours.

Blog
Facebook
Slideshare
TripAdvisor
Twitter
YouTube
Deborah McLaren
Deborah McLaren
USA
Deborah McLaren is a sustainable tourism consultant based in Minnesota where she assisted the start-up of a Journeys with First Nations Green Route initiative with tribal communities. She is the former director of Indigenous Tourism Rights International (ITRI), has served as a consultant with the UNDP, Government of Bhutan and several foundations.

Blog
Slideshare
Twitter
Steven Schipani
Steven Schipani
Laos
Steven Schipani is Manager of the Ecotourism Spotlight Award winning Ecotourism Laos website. Steven also directs the Sustainable Tourism Development Project in Laos.


John Scott
John Scott
Australia
John Scott is a descendant of the Iningai people of central Queensland, Australia (Barcaldine area) and since 2004 has served as the Programme Officer for Traditional Knowledge for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.



Organizers

Photo
Name
Social Web
Oliver Hillel
Oliver Hillel, CBD
Twitter
Chantal Robichaud
Chantal Robichaud, CBD


Viviana Figueroa, CBD
Flickr
Ron Mader
Ron Mader, Planeta.com
blog
delicious
facebook
flickr
linkedin
slideshare
twitter
youtube

rss


    Content from indigenous tourism award
    Uploads from Nutti Sámi Siida

    Content from itbw award 2009
    Uploads from TIME Unlimited Tours

    #itbw10

    Planeta.com

    Planeta.com is an award-winning website that presents articles and discussion about the environment and travel. The site debuted in 1994. Travelers will find tips on choosing eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly trips. Professionals will find a number of helpful resources, including the Exploring Ecotourism Resource Guide.

    Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

    The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award is part of a larger initiative by the Secretariat, aimed at building capacity for indigenous and local communities with the view to support and strengthen sustainable tourism initiatives through the use of new information and web-based technologies. It is a complement to the Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity Workshop Series: New Information and Web-based Technologies that started in Quebec, Canada in 2007, with a focus on the Arctic Region, and will continue in the Pacific in November 2008, Latin America and Africa in 2010.

    Throughout the workshops, indigenous and local communities from each region are developing their own web-based tools and methods with a view to improving their websites and their capacity to reflect traditional ways in conserving indigenous land, and to allow potential visitors and clients to learn about indigenous practices and cultures.

    Process - Proceso

    STEP 1: Nominating Websites
    Self nominations please! Tourism services owned and operated by indigenous people and communities are eligible for the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award. We prefer to receive applications from operations in business for at least three full years. Operations that are not owned by indigenous people are not be eligible for the award.

    STEP 2: Choosing nominees

    We will confirm the nominees. We'll select the best examples of websites that provide practical information for visitors about the local indigenous peoples, sustainable practices, biodiversity and general travel tips. Nominees are encouraged to link to the ITBW Award and include the logo on their website. We also encourage nominees to check out one another's websites with an eye toward collaboration and information exchange.

    STEP 3: Voting
    Voting takes place January and February. Respondents are asked to rate the sites and evaluate how well each site reflects indigenous ownership, authenticity and heritage, as well how well the sites encourage respect of life on earth. Multiple votes are not permitted. Honesty counts! The decision of the judging panel and popular vote is final.

    STEP 4: Announcing the winners
    The winner of the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award will be announced online and showcased at the Ecotourism Conference in Portland, Oregon.
    PASO 1: Nominaciones de sitios web
    Solicitamos a los operadores a nominarse ellos mismos. Son elegibles los servicios de turismo de propiedad y operados por los pueblos indígenas y sus comunidades. Con preferencia en postulaciones que tengan operaciones en el negocio durante por lo menos tres anos. Las operaciones que no son de propiedad de los pueblos indígenas no son elegibles para el premio.

    Paso 2: Selección de nominaciones
    Confirmaremos las nominaciones. Se va seleccionar los mejores ejemplos de sitios web que ofrecen información práctica a los visitantes acerca de los pueblos indígenas, sus prácticas sustentables, biodiversidad y datos generales de viaje. Los nominados serán invitados a incluir el logo en sus sitios web. También alentamos a los candidatos a revisar otros sitios web con una mirada orientada a colaboración y el intercambio de información.

    PASO 3: Votación
    La votación se realizara durante enero y febrero. Los encuestados responderán calificando sobre que tan bien cada sitio web refleja la propiedad indígena, su autencidad y patrimonio, así como también como los sitios fomentan el respeto a la vida en la tierra. Los votos múltiples no están permitidos. La decisión del jurado y el voto popular es definitivo.

    PASO 4: Anuncio de los ganadores
    Los ganadores del Premio al mejor sitio web de Turismo Indígena y Biodiversidad serán anunciados en línea y estarán en la conferencia de ecoturismo en Portland, Oregon.



    Nominees

    Bicicletas Pedro Martinez
    Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre
    Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT)
    Chalalan Ecolodge
    Hospitality Kyrgyzstan
    Kakadu Culture Camp
    Nutti Sami Siida
    Pathways Hotel
    Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Taiamai Tours
    TIME Unlimited Tours
    Te Urewera Treks
    Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park
    Xe Pian National Protected Area

    Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website AwardLocal News

    Tuhoe Business up for International Award
    Kaka-do attitude in spotlight - NT News

    Kudos and links

    We extend our thanks to individuals and institutions for their support and encouragement. News appears on the following forums:
    ABC Bush Telegraph
    Afrika T
    Australia.to
    Destinet
    ecoclub
    Ecotourism Laos
    Ecoturismo genuino
    Ethical Traveler
    Explore Minnesota
    Flowhoorc
    Fringe Ning - Reisepavillon
    good travel wiki
    green-travel
    Green Travel Deutschland
    Greentraveller
    Humanitarian News
    Impact Alliance
    Indigenous Portal
    Kakadu Culture Camp
    Planeta.com
    Planeta Forum
    Prensa Indigena
    Ron Mader's blog
    TIES
    http://www.toinitiative.org/index.php?id=94&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=42&tx_ttnews[backPid]=2&cHash=590f4251c2
    TK Bulletin
    http://www.tonycharters.com/TourforceEd27.html
    Travelmomma
    Travelmole - ITBW Award for Reisepavilion
    Transitions Abroad Ning
    Treehugger
    TUHOE
    UNEP
    UNEP Tourism
    Zunia

    Television New Zealand part 4

    Maori television


    Facebook

    Biodiversity Workshop
    ITBW Award Ceremony (Oregon)
    ITBW Award Ceremony (Postponed)
    International Year of Biodiversity 2010


    Twitter

    #itbw10
    whltravel blog

    delicious

    itbw

    Wiki

    awards
    biodiversity
    indigenous
    itbw2
    itbw 2009
    newmap

    Editing

    ITBW Award
    Indigenous Peoples
    Biodiversity
    Road Movie to Berlin

    archive


    Itbw
    View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.


    folk art from oaxaca

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38574753@N03
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/artesaniasdesde1961
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/familiamendoza
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157623871420162

    Stats

    See history and page stats

    Outcomes

    Information collected in all stages may be used to update the Planeta.com and the SCBD websites.

    The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award promotes individual operations and puts the work in a regional context. In addition to the edits on this page, the award prompted a number of updates on the following country pages: Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Canada, Ecuador, New Zealand, Samoa, Vanuatu and Zambia. There were also numerous changes on Planeta.com.

    Ron (Dec 2009) - Behind the scenes I have been recording conversations with some of our judges and I hope to edit the talks into a podcast. I've never done this before (!) and I am seeing a reputable social web channel to archive the talks. I'll be calling on everyone soon!

    2010 Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

    To do list

    Create media contact list
    Create indigenous tourism contact list
    Create biodiversity contact list
    carrotmob

    Workshop

    Evaluating the indigenous tourism websites and web presence
    Using the tools - Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube
    - examples will come from the winners and nominees
    Handouts - Chatrooms, online payments
    Business Plan - How business structure relates to website structure
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177210841771

    New Map of the World - We are preparing to draw a new map of the world, highlighting examples of responsible travel, ecotourism and the local travel movement in action! Partners are sought to provide specific examples of how we can respect biodiversity, indigenous peoples, food, water, mountains, markets and parks. This map debuts during the workshop at the Oregon Ecotourism Conference.


    Suggestions for Judges

    Budget time to take a good look at the nominees, early in January and again in February before you cast your vote.

    When you look at the nominee websites, write them a short email thanking them for participating in the award. (If you cannot find a contact email easily, let Ron know!)
    reisepavillon 2010

    Suggestions for Judges, Nominees and Fans


    Twitter Suggestions - If you can, mention the award on a weekly basis in your twitter account. Ask people to check out all the nominees. You can retweet Ron's messages about the award. Talk up the benefits you value most in indigenous tourism. And save room in the 140 characters to include the hashtag #itbw10

    Facebook Suggestion - If you are on Facebook, join the fan club or make a friend with the nominees.

    Flickr Suggestion - If you are on Flickr, favorite the photos you like best and add the nominees as contacts.

    Housekeeping (letter send to applicants)


    Greetings, tk

    Thank you for applying for the ITBW Award. Your entry is now featured online
    http://planeta.wikispaces.com/itbw

    I'll be editing this particular wiki page throughout the process and suggestions are welcome. I'll be adding a screenshot and improved listing for your entry as well as direct links to social web channels. If you see anything that needs to be clarified, let me know.

    Throughout the process I'll be sending some emails to all of the contenders that will advise you of relevant news.

    Kind regards, Ron Mader

    Reflections

    All finalists and winners are great success stories of Indigenous tourism around the world and we hope that future ITBW Awards will see many more submissions.


    Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

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    Name:
    CHALALAN ECOLODGE S.A.
    Type:
    Geography

    Fringe Travel

    ITBW Twitter

    Outreach

    Solimar International prepared outreach materials

    ITBW Postcard
    ITBW Postcard

    News from Oliver Hillel (May 3) - The teleconference with the Board of the International Ecotourism Society, just resulted in their approval of the proposal to hold the ITBW award ceremony and workshop, respectively, on September 10 (evening, 6-7:30 PM) and 11 (full day, 10 to 5 PM) in the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in Portland, Oregon. This is great news as this will be North America's largest and only conference focusing on sustainability in travel and tourism, and several leading tour operators (potentially of value to our winners/finalists) are attending. Under the sad circumstances of the cancellation of the Berlin Reisepavillon award event, this will allow us to provide additional value to our indigenous partners. The president of TIES, Kelly Brickr, also mentioned that they'd be interested in exploring joint activities for the 2012 version of the award, which will not only coincide with Rio +20 and the CBD's 20th anniversary, but also, as they reminded us, with the 10th anniversary of the International Year on Ecotourism (2002).

    News from Oliver Hillel (April 20) - I am sorry to have to share with all of you that indeed it’s not feasible for us to organize the ITBW ceremony in Berlin. We’ll let all of you know once we identify the best opportunity. Anke Biedenkapp, RP organizer, very kindly offered for us to show a video at the RP during the opening events (more details to follow), and we will try to find other ways for winners and finalists to be seen at the RP. We will also continue to plan how indigenous tourism can be highlighted at the next RP. I’d like to thank all of you for the extraordinary efforts we’ve put into organizing our participation in the RP, and into still sending the message in spite of the cancellation. We’re sure that none of these efforts is lost, as we will build other ways and means to support indigenous tourism leaders who are showing us the way to learn about, and live with, cultural and biological diversity.


    ITBW News - COP 10 in Japan
    October 15, 2010

    The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) will be held in Nagoya, Japan October 18-29. Let's keep an eye on the event and contribute what we can about the ITBW Award and the crucial contributions of indigenous people and the conservation of biodiversity.

    Personally, I'll be paying attention to Flickr photos of indigenous friends around the world, adding the requisite stars (favorites/favourites) and highlighting them from my twitter account. Yesterday, for example, I had a long skype chat with Kathleen Cox from Western Australia. I met Kathleen in 2007 and yesterday she finally got the hang of sharing her pics online -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/goombaragin -- my suggestion: let's encourage her! Another new face on Flickr: Ecuador's Kapawi http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapawie (a participant in the 2009 ITBW award).

    What you can do ... Blog, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube. Most of the world will not be attending the event in person, so our online attention and paying kudos to good people doing good work is critical. Budget some time the next two weeks toward learning about biodiversity and sharing your local stories. Me? I'll be making a new foamboard -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157623427109816 -- for Oaxaca!

    Of special interest will be Oliver Hillel's presentation about the CBD's work with indigenous peoples and the development of the ITBW Award during the Wednesday side event -- http://tinyurl.com/cop10sidevents

    Wednesday, October 20th at 13:15 local time http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=10&day=20&year=2010&hour=13&min=15&sec=0&p1=565

    Around the world, this time is ...
    Wednesday, 5:15pm New Zealand
    Wednesday, 12:15am Bolivia
    Wednesday, 6:15am Sweden
    Tuesday 11:15pm Mexico

    Background

    Here is the official CBD website
    http://www.cbd.int/cop10

    Here is the official local website
    http://cop10.jp/aichi-nagoya/english

    Real-time webcast during the event
    http://webcast.cop10.go.jp

    Edits are most welcome on Planeta's Biodiversity Wiki
    http://planeta.wikispaces.com/biodiversity

    Our brand-new COP page
    http://planeta.wikispaces.com/cop

    We'd also welcome edits about Japan
    http://planeta.wikispaces.com/japan

    You can also post comments on our ITBW Facebook pages
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100324896683362
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140486275981929

    You can also favorite and comment on the ITBW presentation (now with 4,000+ views!)
    http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/itbw2010

    If you are tweeting, include the relevant web links and - as usual - the #itbw10 hashtag

    Kind regards, Ron Mader


    December 2010 News
    ITBW News

    A quick overview of the ITBW Award in numbers ... Am I missing anything?

    The 2010 award received 411 votes (nearly double the previous year's award with 214 votes).

    The wiki page - http://planeta.wikispaces.com/itbw - has consistently been one of the top rated pages. In 2010 the page received 9200 views. (In November 2010 the page received 1177 views.)

    Also, the 2010 views for the Indigenous page 2700 views and biodiversity with 6900 views

    Since the creation of the ITBW page, the wiki page has been edited more than 700 times
    http://planeta.wikispaces.com/itbw

    (What's a wiki? Check out http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/wikiwiki and http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wiki)

    The ITBW YouTube playlist has been viewed 581 times
    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EB81457735D037B4

    ITBW slideshare presentation has been viewed more than 4,500 times
    http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/itbw2010 4,500 times

    ITBW Twitter list is following 16 people and has 9 followers
    http://twitter.com/ronmader/lists/itbw

    The brand-new TripLine video has been viewed 142 times
    http://www.tripline.net//trip/indigenous_tours_1.0-7426514524311003B03FC070E240D5D0


    Kind regards, Ron Mader

    Planeta.com

    Social Web


    Older News

    Nutti Sami Siida would like to establish cross links with other indigenous tourism businesses

    Ron's visit with ITBW Award judge Kurt Ackermann went splendidly in South Africa. Ron's presentation 'We Suck @ Collaboration' was well received. Have a look online
    http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/wesuckatcollaboration

    If you have to attend an indoor conference, wouldn't it be great the event included an improv group? Recommended Viewing: Gotta Share
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soAk3F0wX9s


    Worth reading/commenting
    Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Can ‘Aboriginal Tourism’ Be Authentic?
    The Threshold of Sustainability for Tourism within Protected Areas



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    On tour withAboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon of Guurrbi Tours,Cooktown
    On tour withAboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon of Guurrbi Tours,Cooktown

    Phou AsaTrek: Jungle walk
    Phou AsaTrek: Jungle walk

    Lonely PlanetGuide to Kakadu National Park - David Andrew
    Lonely PlanetGuide to Kakadu National Park - David Andrew

    Rock art withAboriginal Elder Willie Gordon
    Rock art withAboriginal Elder Willie Gordon


    Conversationwith Nils Torbjörn Nutti
    Conversationwith Nils Torbjörn Nutti

    Conversationwith Anders Kärrstedt
    Conversationwith Anders Kärrstedt

    AucklandTours with TIME Unlimited Tours, Auckland New Zealand
    AucklandTours with TIME Unlimited Tours, Auckland New Zealand

    Images fromTe Urewera Treks
    Images fromTe Urewera Treks



    Video messagefor 2010 Reisepavillon
    Video messagefor 2010 Reisepavillon

    Video messagefor 2010 Reisepavillon
    Video messagefor 2010 Reisepavillon

    Tour Hierveel Agua - Grupo Bélgica
    Tour Hierveel Agua - Grupo Bélgica

    ChalalanEcolodge - Madidi National Park
    ChalalanEcolodge - Madidi National Park