The Shores System is a clearinghouse of selected information on ecotourism, environmental trust funds, park finance, and biodiversity 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 and related sites.
"Environmental Funds: the good, the bad, and the ugly side" (report in preparation)
The Development Set by Ross Coogins
Last Updated: May 2009
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.
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.
The Shores System manages a variety of on-line discussion forums related to environment and sustainability. Current forums include Ecotourism_Practice, Environmental_Funds, Responsible_Coffee, and Wildland_Practice. Links to the forums are posted on the Contact Us page.