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Mlilo Tours and Safaris Wins Eco Warrior Award :

In 2009, Livingstone Mghenyi of Mlilo Community Tours and Safaris Limited was awarded an Eco Warrior Award for founding and managing the enterprise which was recognized as a sustainable and responsible Community Based Tourism Enterprise (CBTE). The CBTE which is a relatively new small-medium sized Community Based Tour Company based in Malindi specializes in packaging community-related destinations, products and services in Malindi and Taita Taveta. The enterprise’s mission is to enrich the local tourism product through application of ecotourism principles and provision of nature interpretation services. Livingstone was also recognized for the work he has done in mobilizing communities to promote community-based tourism in both Taita Taveta and Malindi regions.

About the Eco Warrior Award :

Ecotourism Kenya launched the Eco-warrior Award in 2005. The award provides Ecotourism Kenya with an opportunity to recognize and reward innovations in sustainable tourism while supplying information on best practices. Among the values emphasized by the award are innovations that respect the environment, respect local people and cultures, impacts on local economies and empower local communities, practice of ecotourism, provide opportunities for linkages with local communities and promote good environmental governance. The winners must demonstrate innovation in any one or more of these areas.