Megan Epler Wood’s Mission
A new generation of Ecotourism professionals
Ecotourism icon Megan Epler Wood was recently named a Fellow with the Institute at the Golden Gate. In that role as well as others she is on a mission to help inspire a new generation of ecotourism professionals. Megan Epler Wood founded The International Ecotourism Society in 1990, the first and largest ecotourism NGO in the world and was its president for 12 years. Under her leadership, TIES developed a membership program in over 100 countries, publications, workshops and stakeholder meetings that reached tens of thousands, and an international communications program that reached millions.
Epler Wood has been a keynote speaker at events in over a dozen countries. She has lectured at Harvard, Duke, Columbia Business School, and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds Metropolitan University in the U.K. She was the lead ecotourism lecturer at George Washington University from 1995-2000. Megan lectured on ecotourism planning as a tool in economic development at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain in April 2008.
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