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Quiet achiever 'greens' Thailand's unsustainable travel industry

Ecotourism pioneer Richard Sandler's resorts show how to reduce numbers

Richard Sandler inspects organic vegetables grown for his guests at his resorts at Khao Sok, in southern Thailand. (Courtesy of Marius Herrmann)

KHAO SOK, Thailand -- "I often ask myself why a kid raised in New York City became a jungle fanatic," says Richard Sandler, a pioneer of ecotourism in Thailand who has been offering benign alternatives to the destructive travel industry for more than half a century.

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