Responsible and Community Based Eco Tourism focuses on responsible travel and involves the local population in providing ecotourism services to visitors offering an alternative income so local people can benefit from preserving nature. Ecotourism is intended as a low-impact alternative to large scale tourism. Its purpose is to create awareness about the importance of protecting nature amongst both tourists as well as local people and also to foster respect for different cultures. Ecotourism offer an insight into the human impact on the nature.
Openmind Projects, OMP, http://www.openmindprojects.org, is an aid and education, non-government, organization founded in 2001, based in Thailand that offers free educational and volunteer support to local communities, schools and national parks. Openmind Projects supports responsible and sustainable community based eco-tourism, to stimulate awareness to protect and rehabilitate nature and wildlife amongst tourists and in the local community. Volunteers can join many environmental and community projects in Thailand.
Eco-tourism Volunteers can contribute to sustainable eco-tourism and wildlife conservation in marine projects. A chance to observe a wide variety of Thai marine life - including turtles, manta rays, moray eels, sharks, coral fish and corals. These projects are suitable for volunteers interested in helping local communities preserve marine wildlife and to gain an extra income in doing so. Skilled divers may participate in dive surveys.
The Eco Tourism and Marine Conservation Project in Phuket. The main objectives are to protect and rehabilitate Thailand’s coral reefs, marine eco-systems and mangrove forests while creating awareness of the importance of preserving these eco systems. These coral reefs and mangrove forests are important eco-systems to protect. The continued deforestation leads to food shortages for marine life and has a negative effect on the local economy.
Openmind Projects Marine Eco Tourism Project in Phuket: Mission To contribute to sustainable eco-tourism and wildlife conservation in Phuket. To contribute to protecting and rehabilitating Phuket’s marine life.
Why The coral reefs and mangrove forests are important eco-systems to protect. Deforestation and coral, marine life destruction leads to food shortages for marine life and has a negative effect on the local fishing economy as well as eco-tourism potential.