Development is inevitable, especially along this world’s precious coastlines. Tourism is an important source of income for many nations, and will not cease in popularity. Meanwhile, tourism is blamed for destroying societies, landscapes and habitats. And it’s not just the big all-inclusive hotels… Conscious travellers who want to go off-the-beaten-path act as pioneers, opening new pathways for destruction… And even the famous ecotourism concept is accused of greenwashing. Many hotel businesses claim to be “eco” just because they’re set in a natural surrounding. But they are still doing harm. Ecotourism’s reputation is suffering.
We need a new concept.
That’s where Conservation Tourism comes in. That’s where Voluntourism comes in. That’s where we come in.
MEMANTA is a destination for people who want to experience a simpler way of life, think outside the box and get reconnected with nature. MEMANTA is a place for wilderness lovers, adventurous folks, aspiring scientists, inspiration-seekers and curious minds.
People who stay with us contribute physically and financially to on-going conservation efforts while being trained in preservation techniques, field research methods and cultural competence.
We want to show the world that conservation can promote the right type of development as it enhances tourism and creates revenues. That’s important as it has been made clear that in our economically-driven world, nature is preserved most successfully if it is monetarized…
So our theory is as follows:
If we combine tourism with conservation and sustainable living, we create a safe and enjoyable environment for travellers, local inhabitants, animals and plants.
We haven’t found the magic formula yet, but we seek to become a best-practice example for others in the future. For now, we want to learn, reflect and experiment together with you.
We welcome volunteers, students and long-term travellers all year round to participate in our programs. Apart from daily chores, there are various recreational activities, workshops and tour options waiting for you!
During part of the year, we engage in sea turtle conservation. That means we focus our daily activities around the nesting beach and the hatchery on our property.
During the rest of the year, we focus on other environmental projects as well as research efforts and community programs.
Come and stay with us
This year, we need lots of helping hands for the further development of our sustainability projects
and the sea turtle hatchery.
Get more info HERE and feel free to contact us!
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