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One interesting project we’ve recently heard about is Sea Base 1, a permanent underwater research station and habitat planned to be located in the Caribbean Sea just off Ambergris Caye. Said to be the first-of-its- kind underwater facility combining coral reef research, education and eco-tourism, Sea Base 1 would house up to 25 aquanauts to live and work over extended periods of time in a submerged environment. Sea Base 1 is a non-profit company established by the late Dr Richard Cooper, a former marine biology professor, veteran underwater researcher and explorer who stressed that such research is imperative because coral reefs are “considered to be the ocean equivalent of a canary in the coal mine.”
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This vacation would be a FUN adventure for my family that I could feel good about. Eco-tourism is a wonderful tool in the protection of natural resources for areas in need of the business. It provides a reason to keep diverse, natural habitats and provides, perhaps, a sense of pride for the local community.
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According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism accounts for more than 230 million jobs worldwide, and it is the principle export for the world’s developing countries. Eco-tourism seeks to turn tourism into a win-win situation for travelers and developing countries by giving indigenous people an incentive to preserve their wildlife. At its best, eco-tourism maintains the wildlife and pumps money into the local economy.
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My fiance and I are both students and we do not have much money to spend on
a vacation. We could not think of a better gift than to be able to spend a
green vacation in Belize at Chaa Creek! We know of it’s reputation as a
world-class resort and a great launching pad to explore the vibrant culture
of Belize. We would love to spend our vacation touring Mayan
ruins, snorkeling in the colorful reefs, exploring the great natural
“The goal of Chaa Creek is to establish a model of low-impact, sustainable development.
By stimulating interest in the environment, natural history and local culture we
hope to demonstrate the long term benefits of ecotourism over other
environmentally damaging options for development.”
This statement is and has been the guiding principal behind the development and daily operations of Chaa Creek. Our product is the lush tropical environment and natural wonders of Belize, its ancient Maya civilization and the harmoniously multicultural society that encompasses Belize …
Sustainable Tourism has come a long way in the past 10 years. Now it’s not only about appreciating nature but also about helping to preserve it. For hotels and resorts, this means minimizing footprints by reducing energy and water consumption, purchasing eco-friendly products, fostering environmental awareness among guests, and empowering the local community through employment and profit-sharing programs.
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