October 07, 2017

Bojo River makes it to Top 100 Ecotourism destinations’ in the world

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  • For two straight years now, the municipality of Aloguinsan in Southwestern Cebu made it to Top 100 Eco-tourism destinations in the world due to the town government’s efforts to preserve the Bojo River.

    BOAT RIDE/JUNE 13,2010: Member of Bojo Aloguinsan Ecotourism Ass. (BAITAS) tour visitors on boat ride in Bojo river, Aloguinsan.(CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO)

    The selection “aims to recognize tourism destinations that have worked hard to make a difference and take sustainability seriously,” said in a press release on the Green Destination, an online portal that promotes sustainable eco-tourism around the world.

    Aloguinsan is the third locality that made it to the Global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the world, along with Lake Sebu in South Cotabato and Lake Holon of Tboli Island, located in the southernmost part of Mindanao.

    Other winners include Cape Town in South Africa; Jeju island in South Korea, Niagra Falls and River in Canada; and Jacksonhole and Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

    Judging was based on compliance with 15 core criteria that included the presence of sustainability coordinator; tourism policy; nature protection; landscape and scenery; solid waste reduction; and the inhabitants’ involvement in tourism among others.

    Costas said the 1.4-kilometer-long Bojo River is known for its enchanting blue waters. It is a significant source of livelihood for residents of the fourth-class municipality located 70 kilometers southwest of Cebu City, and is vital in the town’s eco-tourism.

    Source: Cebu Daily News

    Written by Philippine Primer intern Pia Ramirez

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