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The importance to invest in sustainable development in Manuel Antonio area

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The importance to invest in sustainable development in Manuel Antonio area

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Sustainable development is often perceived as an excellent tool for promoting a business in developing countries. Sustainability is also seen as a viable way to protect the natural environment and create social and economic benefits for local communities. Manuel Antonio Estates is a management company offering luxury and comfortable homes on Costa Rica's popular central pacific coast. The manager Mr. Richard Lemire rents and sales houses but he invests also time in the protection of the region, on ecological projects and on the improvement of the company's behaviors in a sustainable way.

The office is located between the city of Quepos and the village of Manuel Antonio, in the province of Puntarenas. Quepos has approximately 14,000 inhabitants and is a touristic destination. The homes are located near of the office in Manuel Antonio and new green houses will be built 2 km from Quepos. The properties in Manuel Antonio offer a location right in the rainforest, abundant tropical wildlife and a easy access to Manuel Antonio National Park, which is the most popular national park in Central America.

Manuel Antonio Estates is working on building around 30 new homes. The company wants to invest in sustainable architecture which uses environmentally-conscious design techniques. This project seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. This paper will provide issues of which techniques to use in order to be eco-friendly and the importance of it.

Moreover, Manuel Antonio Estates is also working on the elaboration of a plan for receiving founds in order to protect Playa Rey area in association with the Chamber of Commerce and 2 associations: Titi Conservation Alliance and the Friends' association for the nature on the central Pacique coast (ASANA ). Playa Rey is a long beach which is essential to connect to Manuel Antonio Park and to the biological corridors of the areas rivers: Naranjo, Savegre and Portalon. The goal is to work on a first draft of Playa Rey's project by writing all the crucial aspects to improve and to protect with the hope that the environmental ministry will give an adequate budget for its implementation in 2011.

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OrganisatieHZ University of Applied Sciences
OpleidingInternational Business & Management Studies
InstituutAcademie voor Economie & Management
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Datum2010-08-30
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalNederlands

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