The Belize Audubon Society, which helps manage 4 national parks in Cayo, will be working with the MIF and the Audubon Society to create a sustainable program that utilizes bird-watching to create jobs and simultaneously protect the local biodiversity and natural resources. Great news for Belize.
"The project incorporates four key components:
Improving the structure and capacity of bird-based tourism business, developing accredited bird guide curricula, training national guides, developing site-level business plans and developing bird trails;
Driving more bird-focused tourism to the sites by developing marketing content for Audubon magazine and other birding media channels, designing birding trip packages with international and local tour operators, organizing market events for each country, and integrating bird-watching content into national governments and tourism websites in each country;
Raising awareness about the value of the local natural environment and promoting local citizen science bird research programs;
Developing a 'scalable' bird-based community tourism model that can be applied to other locations/countries."
There are a few commonsense ways to help protect your reputation online. Some companies offer such a service for a fee, but you can do …
There are a few commonsense ways to help protect your reputation online. Some companies offer such a service for a fee, but you can do a lot yourself to keep your reputation sterling.
The first step for anyone should be reviewing their own social media accounts. Embarrassing photos, status updates, or even the use of foul language can reflect negatively on a person looking for employment, promotion, or business partners. In certain situations, a photo or comment could even cost someone the job he already has. Everyone should be aware of what their social media accounts say about them, and take action to correct anything that could reflect negatively upon them.
The next step is to familiarize yourself with the various privacy policies of social media websites. These vary from one site to another, and while avoiding having embarrassing material show up online should be the top priority, it is also a good idea to be aware of who can see what sections of a person’s pages. Adjusting settings to allow certain things only to be seen by certain people would be a wise step for those who don’t want to revamp their pages completely.
You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
In her book Cash From the Crowd, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a crowdfunding campaign. In this edited excerpt, the author offers details on the three groups you should approach when marketing your crowdfunding requests.