Alee, as a young man supported his family by hunting wild animals. The forests surrounding his village are renowned for rare plants, a great diversity of butterflies, and abundant wildlife. Over time, Alee began to understand that it was important “to protect the forest and keep #wildlife in this area for people to see in the future.” (Photo by Andaman Discoveries)
Sydney Allicock has led the Surama community in implementing a sustainable #tourism project that has been copied by other Amerindian communities in #Guyana, and is considered a model for development of the country’s interior. Allicock serves as the Executive Director of Surama Eco-Tourism, an initiative which employs 70 members of the Surama community. Approximately 60 per cent of the community’s income is now generated through sustainable tourism-related activities.
Chief Randy Kapashesit of MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation died suddenly early Wednesday morning of a heart attack. Randy was an incredibly gifted activist for Aboriginal rights and for stewardship of our environment. He served as Chief of MoCreebec for the last 25 years. #ecotourism #inspiration #firstnation