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Mitigating Camps' Environmental Impact

Skal International honors African tour operators with eco award

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda  Sep 22, 2011

(eTN) - Following recognition for their superb conservation efforts in Kenya, East Africa, and the Africa continent at large, Porini Camps/Gamewatcher Safaris has now been globally rewarded for their boundless commitment to keep their camp’s pollution footprint small and to mitigate their environmental impact actively through a range of measures.

The ongoing SKAL International Congress, held this year in Turku/Finland, in its opening ceremony announced the honors, and Skal Nairobi President Lucy Makumbi-Macridis received the award from the Skal International President Tony Boyle. Over 400 submissions from 18 countries around the world had been received by the selection committee of Skal, and Porini’s category win for "Best Tour Operator" is again a glowing endorsement, not just for Porini but for Kenya as a whole.

It was the 10th such award ceremony since Skal started recognizing the efforts of member companies around the world towards sustainable ecofriendly operations.

Well done, again, to Jake, Mohanjeet, and their team in Nairobi and in the Porini Camps outside Amboseli, on their Mara conservancies and on Ol Pejeta.

Skal International honors African tour operators with eco award
Skal Nairobi President Lucy receiving award in Finland from Skal International President Tony

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