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Vesselka Consulting Ltd
Vesselka Consulting Ltd. is an independent international organization offering a broad range of professional services. We use practical approaches to design and implement initiatives that achieve results and make a difference for the private sector and development programs. Working with private sector senior management we provide in-depth feasibility studies followed by implementation. In development our work informs the highest levels of government to local administrations to implement development goals in capacity building, restructuring, land administration, regulatory reforms. Our in-house Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program is the only effort of its kind in the region and incorporates sustainability criteria for each member community within a unique for-profit and development envelope to achieve maximum impact and financial sustainability. We source specialists who have on average more than 30 years’ business and development experience in more than 30 countries and incorporate sustainability in everything they undertake. We are committed to a clear value structure. We believe that the client’s interests come first. This means delivering better value than the client expects. It does not mean doing whatever the client asks. Our specialists are expected to exhibit professional conduct at all times and respect for local cultures and customs without compromising integrity.
Walking Mountains Science Center
Walking Mountains Science Center partners with mountain resort communities to elevate a culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the managing organization of the Actively Green Sustainable Business Training and Certification Program and the Vail Sustainable Destination Project, Walking Mountains collaborates with diverse stakeholders in mountain resort communities to provide education, facilitation, certification, project management, and climate action planning services. Our place-based expertise working in mountain resort communities is strengthened by the global expertise of our project partner Sustainable Travel International who we have been working closely with since 2013. For more information, please vsit www.walkingmountains.org
Wild Asia was first established in 2003 as a Malaysian-based social enterprise. We work to help adapt the way consumers, businesses and traders operate, ensuring that they can leave a positive footprint on the developing world. We take a bottom-up approach starting at the very beginning: the raw materials. It is here that we find ways to guide organisations in creating a better environment for their employees, local communities and surrounding biodiversity. By working within key sectors – such as the palm oil or tourism industry – we have gained a unique insight on how producers, buyers and consumers can develop innovative ways to promote positive change.
For more information, please visit http://www.wildasia.org
Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network
The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network conserves threatened wildlife while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communities. Our mission is to protect wildlife in wild places and on agricultural lands in-between by certifying enterprises, like tourism, that assure people and nature coexist and thrive. Certified Wildlife Friendly® uses the power of the marketplace to create on-the-ground change by providing incentives for the protection of biodiversity around the world, offering opportunity for people in often rural and disadvantaged communities, and enabling conservation of intact landscapes critical to the provision of ecosystem services, wildlife corridors through working lands, which provide resilience in the face of climate change.
Wood Certification Pvt. Ltd.
Wood Certification Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in 2005 under the Indians Companies Act of 1956. WoodCert is involved in training, third party inspection, forest certification, chain of custody certification, and validation and veritifcaion of forestry carbon projects per frameworks such as CCBA, CCX, Plan Vivo and ISO 14064. WoodCert also participates in VLO and VLC certification and verification.
World Centre of Excellence for Destinations
Created in December 2006, the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations, a non-profit organization based in Montréal, is an innovative and powerful tool created with the assistance of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with which it is linked through a memorandum of understanding. The mission of the CED is to contribute to guiding tourist destinations around the world towards excellence by: developing their competitiveness; facilitating the achievement of their sustainable development objectives; improving the quality of the experience offered to tourists and visitors; sustaining or enhancing the geographical character of a place, (i.e. its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and well-being of its residents); and providing destinations with strategic information on the main issues concerning them. The CED acts as a catalyst for partnerships and collaborations with public and private stakeholders such as: Destination Management Organizations (DMOs), associations and experts from the tourist industry, universities, and civil society at large.
World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the world’s leading conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries. Our mission is to conserve nature, reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth, and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation of science. In partnership with other organizations our work focuses on the following areas: protecting and restoring species and their habitats; strengthening local communities’ ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transforming markets and policies to reduce the impact of the production and consumption of commodities; ensuring that the value of nature is reflected in decisions made by individuals, communities, governments and businesses; and mobilizing hundreds of millions of people to support conservation.
Xink Consulting and Training
XINK Consulting & Training is a specialized tourism company based in Perú that provides consulting and training services. We design and implement strategies to develop and improve sustainable destinations. In addition, we provide specific training for tourism professionals, organizations and destinations. Through the analysis of destinations, we propose strategies that allow you to generate value for your needs. Visit us at www.xink.pe
Yunnan Vinetree Tourism Development Co., Ltd.
Vinetree is a Chinese ecological tourism company firstly founded in 2009, which invests, builds, and operates ecofriendly tent camps and ecological tourist trails mostly in China. ‘Vinetree’ symbolizes ‘rooted, skyward, harmonious and coexisting’, which is also representing the brand spirit of exploration, innovation, ecological responsibility. Vinetree adopted the slogan ‘when the roads ends, the vinetree starts’ to committed to immersing people in a cultural experience in nature and making high quality ecological tourism experiences, while promoting responsible travel.
Zita Tanzanian Wild Camps
When you go on a safari in Africa, you want first-hand experiences of the wildlife, the landscapes, the natural wonders, and the exciting atmospheres of the continent. Tanzania Wildcamps give you exactly this opportunity. Our safe and comfortable tented camps are located in the very heart of Tanzania´s most famous National Parks and game reserves. These trendy facilities use a range of eco-friendly practices from solar heating, to aerated taps. We believe in making a sustainable and positive impact on the earth and the environment to preserve its future. Living in a tent is spectacular: hear the elephants trumpeting far away at night, observe zebras peacefully grazing in front of your tent´s gauze window, and feel how the colours, the sounds, the smells around you change when the day turns to night and the night turns to day. With Tanzania Wildcamps you are closer to nature! For more information please visit http://www.tanzaniawildcamps.com