News Nominations Open for Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award


Nominations are open until the end of November for the 2010 Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award is a collaborative effort between <> and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) <> with the support of the Heidehof Foundation to showcase best practices in web-based technologies helping indigenous people manage tourism in a biodiversity-friendly way.

The award is presented to indigenous tourism operations for their websites that promotes sustainable practices and educates visitors on cultural protocols and biodiversity conservation.


Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2009

Confirmation of eligible candidates occurs in December 2009

Voting for the popular award takes place online in January and February 2010

Jury voting takes place online in February 2010

Winners of popular and jury voting receive award and face-to-face workshop training in April 2010 at the Reisepavillon in Berlin, Germany

The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award creates an opportunity for indigenous people and communities to improve their websites. Among the criteria for selection, the website should ...
* be regularly updated
* link to other relevant sites
* reflect indigenous ownership, authenticity and heritage
* encourage sustainable livelihoods, respect of life on earth
* be user-friendly
* be trustworthy
* provide clear contextual information
* have text in English
* add the award logo

Bonus points to applicants making the most of Web 2.0 channels!

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