Terevaka Outreach Program (TAO)


Project description

Since 1993 Explora Hotels are committed in their Sustainability & Conservancy Program based on two pillars: Conservation with Communities and Leave no Trace. Explora Rapa Nui Terevaka Outreach Program (TAO) is one of the many projects that meet specific environmental and communitarian needs, educating and engaging both the local communities and guests into protecting and raising awareness about each area’s natural and cultural assets. It starded in cooperation with Brett Shephardson, one of Northern Arizona University’s leading archaeologists who led an important investigation about the importance of empowering local communities to understand their heritage to be transmitted to future generations. He created an annual workshop for local Rapa Nui students, where each participant can chose from two workshops: archaeology, and renewable energy-two of the island’s main concerns.

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda

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With its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and home to a culture whose origins and evolution are still largely unknown, Easter Island is an attractive and mysterious destination. Today, visitors can share experiences with the descendents of...

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