A Tour for What Ails Ya
Charles Munn, a pioneer of S. American ecotourism, answers Grist‘s questions
Charles Munn says that much rainforest ecotourism is a “buggy disappointment,” and not very “eco” to boot. As leader of Tropical Nature, a conservation group that specializes in truly green eco-trips with top-notch wildlife viewing, he’s raising the bar. The group’s network of lodges produces sustainable jobs for locals, and its conservation advocacy has helped create whole new national parks. As InterActivist this week, Munn chats about the surprising perils of conservation work in Peru, and much more. Send him a question of your own by noon PDT on Wednesday; we’ll publish his answers to selected questions on Friday. And speaking of eco-vacations, enter Grist‘s sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Peru.