Public lecture and discussion “Threats by extractive companies to the tourism development in perspective developing destinations” was conducted in the centre of distance learning in the International Business School – Sofia, on 14th October 2016. It was directed to students in the second year, Majoring in Tourism and headed by Assist. Prof. Dr Desislava Aleksova, PhD, from Shtastlivetsa Civic Association. Speaker at the event was Gennady Kondarev from “Za Zemyata” (“For the Earth”) Environmental Association. The students had the opportunity to become acquainted with extremely inspiring people like Oscar from Namibia who make a presentation about the problems near the town of Tsumeb where is processed concentrate from the mine in Chelopech; Wilmar from the town of Ferro De Pasco, Peru – one of the highest municipalities in the world; Carmen from the town of Oyon, Peru, where in its neighbourhood the mine Islay Cruz corporation Glencore mining lead-zinc concentrate, which until recently crossed by land and water half the globe. Each presentation included a lively discussion. The students contrast the issues close to their homelands comparing them with threats represented in the presentation. It was presented the short version of the documentary “Good Life” by the Canadian-Hungarian director Megan Horvath, shot in Krumovgrad and Namibia. In the film matched the expectations of the two local communities in the lands for which operates Canada’s mining and manufacturing corporation Dundee Precious Metals.
Desislava ALEXOVA: Public lecture and discussion “Threats by extractive companies to the tourism development in perspective developing destinations”
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