“This was one of the best trips of my life. We got up close to the friendly gray whales and helped with their sea turtle research program. RED is very supportive of conservation efforts and integrated into the local community. Their customer service was fan...“
The RED Sustainable Travel project was founded in 2009 upon the idea that conservation and socioeconomic well-being go hand in hand, an approach that runs counter to models that place NGOs and academia at the center of conservation rather than people. Since its foun...
The RED Sustainable Travel project was founded in 2009 upon the idea that conservation and socioeconomic well-being go hand in hand, an approach that runs counter to models that place NGOs and academia at the center of conservation rather than people. Since its founding, the RED project has shattered paradigms, changed lives, and created natural resource stewards in rural communities throughout NW Mexico. We are strident in our commitment to local people as the solution to long term environmental conservation issues. Learn more about RED people. So How Does RED Work? Simply put, RED takes conservation projects - such as sea turtle monitoring - and turns them into Conservation Adventures, along the way creating sustainable economic alternatives (to poaching, for instance) to local communities along north west México. As part of these efforts, RED fosters direct support for conservation work and community development (such as cash or volunteer time), and promotes a model of tourism for the region based on natural resource preservation. RED's model is based on: - Training: Small tourism enterprise management and operation, guiding, tourism services - Sustainable business planning and incubation: Working with communities to create social enterprises based on principles of financial viability, transparency, and social and environmental commitment. - Marketing and Sales: Centralized hub to service community enterprises.Read more
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- SamanthaMagdalena Bay Academic Adventures5.0 - ExcellentWritten on December 14, 2013This was an amazing tour and amazing experience.
- AmandaBaja Sea Turtle and Kayak Adventure5.0 - ExcellentWritten on December 7, 2013This trip expanded my world--learning about the eco-system, mangroves, turtles, whales, having dolphins ride along with our boats and coyotes lick dew off our t…Read more
- MarioGrupo Tortuguero's Annual Meeting + Gray Whale and Sea Turtle Conservation Adventure5.0 - ExcellentWritten on December 3, 2013It is the best vacation I have ever had. It changed my life!
- Spring Term Documentary Production Course - Pace University4.0 - GoodWritten on March 31, 2013Pedro Lopez made this trip as great as it was for me. his knowledge and passion for the area and the wildlife were contagious. his ability to communicate so eff…Read more
- Grupo Tortuguero's Annual Meeting + Gray Whale and Sea Turtle Conservation Adventure5.0 - ExcellentWritten on February 9, 2013Red Sustainable Travel team knocked themselves out taking care of us!!! I can't wait till next year to do it again!!!!!!!!
- A5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 12, 2012Leading the way with unique adventures We spent only one day encountering gray whales in Magdalena Bay, playing in sand dunes and eating fantastically prep…Read more
- A5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 12, 2012Amazing group and experience RED has done an amazing thing- turned poachers into protectors. They have a variety of trips- we unfortunately were strapped f…Read more
- A5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 12, 2012Incredible! Gorgeous! and.... Delicious! Red has managed to put together a solid operation leveraging the deep knowledge of local fishermen of the environm…Read more
- A5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 11, 2012I wish I could have stayed longer It was just a day I got to spend with RED Sustainable Travel and the people of San Carlos, and I wish I could have stayed…Read more
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