London (United Kingdom) – May 6, 2017 (travelindex.com) – The Long Run is the world’s largest sustainable development movement led by nature based tourism businesses, aspiring to conserve 20 million acres of biodiversity and improve the life of 2 million people by 2020.
The Long Run is a global membership organisation bringing together like-minded, passionate, innovative people committed to conserving nature and improving the lives of people through their nature based tourism business.
Our world faces social and environmental challenges of unprecedented magnitude and complexity.Thee challenges are rooted in and exacerbated by environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.No one actor can resolve these Issues single handedly. We believe that business, and tourism specifically,can help reverse these trends. Whilst generating profit Is key, it is now clear that In order to sustain their viability in ‘The Long Run’, businesses have to think beyond short-term financial profits and further Invest In their natural and social assets.Our goal at The Long Run is for nature to be protected around the world by ‘Business, Nature and People harmoniously working together for a sustainable future.
THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
At The Long Run we connect our members to exchange and learn from each other, we support and inspire them to continuously expand their positive impacts on nature and people,we promote their outstanding work; and we help influence others to take up best practices to make the world a better place.
Each member pushes boundaries and commits to The Long Run’s ACs framework (a unique and holistic approach to sustainability Integrating areas of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce) aspiring to become ‘Centres Of Excellence’ and achieving Global Ecoiphere Retreats•status; one of the most comprehensive and rigorous sustainability standards In the tourism Industry.
The members of The Long Run continuously demonstrate that profit can and should go hand In hand with productive ecosystems,and prosperous communities. Together,our members protect 5 Million acres of biodiversity and touch the lives of 500,000 people!
By joining our community and harnessing our collective experience, our members contribute to shaping a new paradigm, demonstrating that business is part of the solution,and helping raise consumer awareness about sustainable practices.
American Prairie Reserve, USA
Flat Creek Ranch, USA
Lapa Rios, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica
Amazon Yarapa River Lodge, Peru
Caiman Ecological Reserve, Brazil
EcoCamp Patagonia, Chile
El Santuario, Argentina
Hamadryade Lodge, Ecuador
Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile
Nomad Amazonia, Colombia
Posada Amazona, Peru
Sinal Do Vale, Brazil
Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
Comrie Croft, Scotland
Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, Croatia
Montagne Alternative, Switzerland
Borana Conservancy, Kenya
Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Cottars 1920’s Camp. Kenya
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
Guludo Beach Lodge, Mozambique
Kicheche Mara Camp, Kenya
Mombo Camp, Botswana
Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
Toka Leya Camp, Zambia
Vamizi Island, Mozambique
Feynan Ecolodge, Jordan
Dedon Island, Phillipines
Nikoi Island, Indonesia
Tahi, New Zealand