"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them"

Albert Einstein

Raising funds for the Mountains of the Moon

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP)- or Mountains of the Moon as the locals call them – is a World Heritage Site and a RAMSAR site. Its value exceeds the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, it plays a critical role not only for local communities, but for the country, the wider region and the world.  …

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Marketing with a purpose: addressing the overtourism problem of Plitivice Lakes

Addressing over tourism is key to the preservation of many threatened natural and cultural heritage sites,  as well as to ensuring the well-being of residents of urban areas.   Plitvice Lakes is one of the most visited destinations in the world.  During the summer it can draw close to 10000 visitors a day,  that visit…

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Tourism businesses supporting destinations

Certification in tourism is growing with international tour operators setting targets for sustainable hotels and tours.  Tourist are also more attracted and loyal to responsible travel and need a 3rd part verification.  With this in mind the Ministry of Tourism engaged Planet4People to lead the a consortia of organizations tasked with the development of the…

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Building Capacity for Civil Society Organizations

BioNet is the Regional Network of Biodiversity Civil Society Organizations in the Balkan region.  As part of a wider project to build the capacity of civil society to address conservation issues, Planet4People was engaged by the GIZ to develop a  workshop train CSOs involved in BioNet to deal with funding opportunities for conservation, particularly using…

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Marketing Strategy for Parks of Croatia

The objectives of the PARCS Project of UNDP were first, to improve the institutional frameworks of national protected areas in order to address its key sstemic and institutional weaknesses. The second objective was to improve the financial sustainability of the national protected areas.  As part of this component Planet 4 People was tasked with the…

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Preserving Cultural Heritage through tourism

Planet4People was invited by COHERIT to take part in the Sustainable Heritage Endorsement Programme supported by the Organization of American States and implemented in the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, with Haiti…

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Business Training: The value of certification

In an effort to demonstrate the value of sustainable tourism certification, Ecotourism Ireland engaged Plantet4People to train businesses interesed in certification in three areas: understanding the value of certification; getting ready for certification; positionining a certified business in the market place. Ecotourism Ireland is the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s recognized certification of Ireland. Its goal…

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