The five winners of the 2016 National Geographic World Legacy Awards were announced during an awards ceremony held at ITB Berlin. A partnership between National Geographic Partners and ITB Berlin, the World Legacy Awards showcase the leading travel and tourism companies, organizations and destinations — ranging from large resorts to small eco-lodges and from wildlife conservancies to global geoparks — that are driving the sustainable tourism transformation of the travel industry based on National Geographic's work of inspiring people to care about the planet.
Engaging Communities — Recognizing direct and tangible economic and social benefits that improve local livelihoods, including training and capacity building, fair wages and benefits, community development, health care and education.


  • The Bushcamp Company, Zambia — As a guiding principle, The Bushcamp Company recognizes that protecting the natural environment means fully involving the local community in management and decision making. Through close collaboration, Bushcamp supports projects in the Luangwa area to help conserve critical wildlife resources and support education, health care and other community development initiatives.

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