The Shores System for National Parks, Ecotourism, and Environmental Funds

Welcome to The Shores System

A clearinghouse of selected information to support conservation and sustainable development. As a resource center for colleagues, citizens, scientists, researchers, practitioners, travelers, and students, we provide short articles, guides, full-text documents, and links to longer scholarly reports.

The Resource Center

Environmental Funds


Pay for Parks



Special Reports

The Challenge of Ecotourism: a call for higher standards

Dealing with Definitions


Informes Especiales

El Desafio del Ecoturismo


Last Updated: June 2001
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The Shores System

The goal behind the Shores_System website is not to duplicate information available elsewhere, but to create a clearing house for useful information. For more details about the Shores System name, read about our philosophy.

Consulting Services

The topics covered in the Resource Center (at left) are some of the thematic areas where we provide a variety of consulting services, including project assessment, design, management, financing, training, monitoring, and evaluation. For more details about these services, please check our Consulting Services page.

Working Papers

Environmental Funds: the good, the bad, and the ugly side (in preparation)

Favorite Sites

Discussion Groups

Park Finance discussion group
Environmental Funds discussion group

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