The International Ecotourism Society

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The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

"As the world's oldest and largest international ecotourism association, TIES seeks to be the global source of knowledge and advocacy uniting communities, conservation, and sustainable travel." [1]


Accessed November 2007: [2]

Executive Committee

Board of Directors

  • Heba Aziz - Director, Research Services, Jameirah, UAE
  • Rajiv Bhartari - Conservator of Forests & Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve, Government of Uttaranchal, Indian Forest Service, INDIA
  • Sylvie Blangy - European Marie Curie Research Fellow, Carleton University, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, CANADA
  • Chandra de Silva - CEO/Founder Director, Ranweli Holiday Village Ltd., SRI LANKA
  • Kameila Georgieva - Manager, Human Resources Center, Ltd., BULGARIA
  • Glenn Jampol - President, Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn, COSTA RICA
  • Karen Lewis - Owner, Lapa Rios Ecolodge, COSTA RICA
  • Hitesh Mehta - Architect, Landscape Architect and Ecotourism Planner, HM Design, USA
  • John Poutasse - Attorney, LSL Law, USA
  • Ravi Ruparel - Senior Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank, USA
  • Keith W. Sproule - International Ecotourism Consultant, USA
  • Wolfgang Strasdas - Head of Program, Fachhochschule Eberswalde (University of Applied Sciences), Sustainable Tourism Management, Master Program, GERMANY
  • Masaru Takayama - Executive Director, Japan Ecolodge Association, JAPAN
  • Jan Wigsten - Consultant, Natural Consulting and Training, SWEDEN, Marketing Director, Nomadic Journeys, MONGOLIA
  • Carolyn Wild - President, WILD International, CANADA and AUSTRALIA



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Mission and Vision, International Ecotourism Society, accessed November 26, 2007.
  2. Directors, International Ecotourism Society, accessed November 26, 2007.