25th Anniversary of The International Ecotourism Society
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), founded in 1990, is celebrating its 25th year in 2015! In honor of this anniversary, Megan Epler Wood posted her series, Ecotourism: Then and Now, on Academia.edu. The three part series, written in 2010 for TIES, gives the history of ecotourism and its linkages to parks, businesses, and communities.
TIES was the first organization in the world fully dedicated to the question of utilizing tourism as a sustainable development tool. Epler Wood, the founder of TIES, will continue to post valuable articles on this site and on her Linked In page which track the history and role of ecotourism in the conservation of natural areas and contributions made to the well-being of local people worldwide.