Iko Esai Headteacher Publishes Book on Ecotourism
December saw the launch of a book on Ecotourism by Iko Esai Secondary School Headteacher Mr Hanns. The book, aimed at secondary school level students outlines how communities can benefit from Ecotourism, whilst protecting their wildlife and natural resources for future generations. It includes a number of case studies, including CERCOPAN’s project in Rhoko, and investigates the future potential for tourism growth in the state. Mr Hanns hopes it will help students look beyond the short-term gains that can be accrued from forest exploitation and embrace the principles of conservation for a greater gain in the long-term.
The event attracted a large crowd, with several CERCOPAN staff and many Iko Esai community members present. Our Director, Colin Pringle, and Trustee, Amy Baxter, were seated at the ‘high table’ with distinguished guests. We felt very honoured to be asked to attend the event and celebrate Mr Hanns and would once again like to congratulate him on the publication of his first book.