Charles Darwin Centre 2001
ECOTOURISM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Who should apply?
government agencies at Provincial, Regency or sub-regency level (Tkt.1-3), local
communities or yaysans are eligible to apply to the Charles Darwin Centre for
assistance in the establishment and promotion of ecotourism ventures.
Who should receive assistance?
a foundation dedicated to providing services to the community, Kolese Australia
is committed to providing assistance to community organizations and agencies
with kindred aims and objectives by providing appropriate technical and material
assistance. This will include the provision of subsidized training
packages and consultancy services to those organisations and agencies most in
accord with our own mission and most capable of making a real and sustainable
impact within their own local and regional communities.
order to maximize the impact of inputs from the Charles Darwin Centre, it will
be necessary to ensure that asmany organizations and agencies as possible have
access to our training and assistance packages. This in turn means that although
we are committed to provide these services at or below cost to community-based
organizations, it will be necessary for the organizations themselves to secure
funding from other agencies of government, or from bilateral or multilateral
agencies in order to underwrite the training and assistance provided by the
Charles Darwin Centre.
Charles Darwin Centre can of course provide assistance and advice to
organizations seeking funding, and NGOs and yayasans representing local
communities are advised to contact the Charles Darwin Centre for advice before
making specific funding applications.
services provided to private businesses or corporations will be on the basis of
full cost recovery, but will still be very coast-effective and well below the
cost of other international-standard consultancies.
ecotourism ventures established with the assistance of the Charles Darwin Centre
will be given a listing on our website of ecotourism venues http://ecotourism.indonesia/.
There will be no charge for this service, but travel agents and others seeking
information from the site will be required to pay for contact details for some
well established venues.
What constitutes a viable ecotourism proposal?
communities, NGOs, government agencies or private developers considering
establishing ecotourism ventures will need to consider a set of enabling
criteria which should help to ensure the success of the venture. To be
successful, an ecotourism venture would normally need guaranteed access to
natural assets such as:
addition, a successful venture would need to give close attention to aspects of
site accessibility and proximity to international or local airport, seaport or
train station, as well as to the quality of local transport, drinking water,
accommodation, recreational facilities and the absence of environmental
distractions from mosquitoes to hungry tigers.
A successful ecolodge will generally have:
assistance is required?
In general, our package of assistance to interested NGOs, government agencies and private developers wishing to start an ecotourism venture would as:
1. Site Assessment
1.1 Conduct the following research and field activities:1. literature search.
2. ecological sirvey
3. geological survey
4. historical survey5. archaeological survey
1.2 Determine and identify key attractions
1.3 Identify supporting attractions
1.4 Define the human resource needs of the project
1.5 Identify and quantify the human resources available
1.6 Identify the training needs of the local community and the quantity and nature of any additional HR
In estimating the above HR capacity and training needs, attention should be given to:
2. Project definition
2.1 Financial analysis
This analysis should include an estimation of:
2.2 Management Plan
3. Project Financing
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