Sustainable Tourism: A Work in Progress Puerto Hondo, Guayaquil, Ecuador
What kind of organization started the initiative?
The project was initiated by a partnership of Canadian and Ecuadorian educational institutions: 2 Canadian community colleges (COTR & NC) and an Ecuadorian university (UEES). More specifically, COTR & NC approached UEES with the initial project idea, experience and knowledge of a funding source and then in turn UEES suggested and contacted a number of communities that could become involved in the project. The community of Puerto Hondo was chosen because of its proximity to the city, work of a local NGO active in the community (Fundación ProBosque) and its potential for tourism: existing mangrove canoe tours.