"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples"

Mother Theresa

Erika Harms

Founder and CEO Erika has focused her career  in support of the United Nations’ conservation and development priorities. A social entrepreneur…

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Liza Agudelo

Conservation and Natural Resource Management Liza brings years of experience in coordination and management of sustainable initiatives and programs both…

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Damaris Chaves

Sustainable Livelihoods and Tourism Damaris brings ample experience in business management and innovation to Planet4People. She focuses on promoting economic…

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Julio Moure

Julio is an educator who has dedicated his life to providing social and economic opportunities to marginalized communities, while promoting…

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Ernestina Rubio

Ernestina combines the university and academic world as a Post-graduate Professor in Spain and Costa Rica with her consultancy work…

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Fabian Roman

Sustainable Development,  Climate Change,  Sustainable Tourism Fabian has a rounded career having worked in the private sector close to 10…

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In Memoriam - Amos Bien

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Sustainable Tourism Leader

Amos gave his life to demonstrate that development and conservation could go hand in hand.   His legacy will live on through those that had the honor and pleasure to cross paths with him during his prolific path on this earth.    Amos was probably one of the first social entrepreneurs, starting Rara Avis Rainforest Lodge and Reserve in the tropical forests of Costa Rica, to demonstrate how tourism done the proper way could aid conservation.

He was a scientist, professor and leading consultant in most mayor sustainable tourism initiatives. Amongst his leading contributions are \ the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, He was the author of the “Guide for Tourism: Instrument for Environmental and Social Management” (IUCN) for the environmental authorities of Central America and the Dominican Republic and the Inter-American Development Bank’s “Tourism Sustainability Scorecard”.

The team of Planet4People pays their respects to this amazing trail blazer and commit to continuing the mission Amos had set out to fulfill, making this planet a better place.