Our Mission

Building capacity in the world’s most treasured locations to help local stakeholders leverage and manage increasing global ecotourism and the additional pressures it brings.

Meet the SOI Team

Meet the family! We expect a lot of our instructors – hard work, a love of learning, outdoor and medical expertise, and a passion for sharing and helping others – but what we don’t expect is for all of us to come from the same background. Our diversity is our strength. 

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We strive to bring world-class educational opportunities to exceptional natural areas to support those who live, work in and manage them.
Check where we’ve been and where we are going.

Student Testimonials

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Outstanding instructors!  I don’t have enough words.  Great teachers and I appreciated having help with the language barrier through translation.

I really enjoyed the lectures.

All good – professional and light hearted at the same time. This helped break down language and cultural barriers with participants that are non-English speakers in their mother tongue – Excellent Deliverence!

There is nothing that could be improved.  Everything was excellent.