California-based nonprofit Ethical Traveler announced the list of the 10 most ethical destinations in the developing world for 2016. Each country is reviewed for its performance in the areas of human rights, social welfare, animal welfare and environmental protection. That’s not all; a winning country also must have plenty of appeal as a travel destination. We have found our news last year and compared results with this year.
The winners are in alphabetical order (NOT in order of merit)
|Cape Verde||Cabo Verde|
|Lithuania||Micronesia (Federated States)|
* Cape Verde or Cabo Verde as in Portuguese – same place
Chile, Lithuania, Mauritius, Palau, Vanuatu couldn’t enter the Top 10 list in 2016.
Meanwhile, new comers to the 2016 list are: Grenada, Micronesia, Mongolia, Panama, and Tuvalu.
"While we acknowledge that no country is perfect," says co-founder and travel author Jeff Greenwald, "we honor those that strive to build a better, more sustainable society. Their neighbors can learn and benefit from their example―and so can we."