WTTC Announces Caiman Ecolodge As a Finalist In Its 2017 Tourism For Tommorrow Award

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced that Caiman Ecological Refuge in Brazil and Global Ecosphere Retreat® (GER®) member of The Long Run is a finalist for its 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Award in the environmental award category. This particular category is for organisations and companies that have achieved environmental best practices through biodiversity conservation, protection of natural habitats, addressing climate change and green operations.

 

All 15 Finalists cut across five continents in the following categories: Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People. The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, now in its 13th year, showcases business practices of the highest standards that balance the needs of ‘people, planet and profits’ within the sector.

The 2017 Awards fall within the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and all 15 Finalists illustrate great commitment to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector than can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Caiman Ecological Refuge is a 130,965 acre ranch located in the heart of the southern Pantanal region of Brazil, one of the world’s most imortant wetlands. Among its iconic animals are Jaguars and Macaws, along with a rich bird, plant, reptile and fish life. 

 

Combining conservation with eco-tourism and a working cattle ranch, Caiman has two independent lodges with swimming pools, air-conditioned rooms and private bathrooms. The refuge is home to the jaguar, the Giant anteater, and the Howler monkey as well as reptiles such as the Paraguayan Caiman – Caiman Crocodile – after which the refuge is named.

Caiman operates an important important Conservation Programme, which is recognised internationally. This consists of maintaining a Private Reserve of Natural Patrimony (RPPN) on a 13,838 acre area and supporting various research and species management projects carried out on the whole ranch. Important conservation projects focus on the stunning blue hyacinth macaws and Americas’ biggest predator, the elusive jaguar.

 

Following a rigorous 3-phase judging, which includes an onsite evaluation, Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the 17th WTTC Global Summit, taking place in Bangkok from April 26 to 27.

 

Following a rigorous 3-phase judging, which includes an onsite evaluation, Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at the 17th WTTC Global Summit, taking place in Bangkok from April 26 to 27.

 

It is with no surprise that Caiman Ecological Refuge, have been nominated as one of the three Environment Award finalists and we wish them the best of luck!

 

For more information on Caiman Ecological Refuge, please see link.

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