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Wildland Adventures Founded on a commitment to conservation, community development, and human rights, Wildland Adventures has guided travelers through fragile natural and cultural environments for 25 years.
They create innovative ways to support local people and help protect their culture, environment, and communities. Offering over 130 unique itineraries in 28 countries, on a Wildland Adventure vacation there are few barriers between visitors and local cultures, creating an authenticity in the way people travel and the places they encounter.
They were rated by National Geographic Adventure as the #1 Best ‘Do-it-all’ Outfitter on Earth. Making A Difference Wildland Adventures offers cultural and natural history explorations as a means to protect natural environments, preserve cultural heritage and bring direct economic benefits to local communities. Wildland Adventures’ President, Kurt Kutay is a pioneer of ecotourism and was a founding member The International Ecotourism Society, the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, and the Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition. Their travel programs support conservation organizations and community development projects through their non-profit Travelers Conservation Trust.
Environmental Impact: Wildland Adventures is directly involved in tourism management and guidelines in Galapagos Islands, reforming harmful tourism practices in Kenya and Tanzania, and ecotourism development in Costa Rica communities near protected areas.
Social/Cultural Impact: Community development projects the company has initiated include the Human Warmth Project to provide warm clothes for native people of the Andes, development of a well and a Maasai school in Kenya, and community support of the Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation to pass down indigenous knowledge of traditional healing practices of the Maya in Belize.
Economic Impact: They support community development projects including construction of a Maya guest house in Belize, a Maasai women’s beading co-op in Kenya, a community museum in Peru, ecotourism development in the Costa Rica’s Talamanca region and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.