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Ecotourism

Post by ilovelepidoptera » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:00 pm

Hi, Im studying zoology and have to write an essay on 'the pros and cons of tropical marine ecotourism'. Just wondering if anyone knew anything about it or where to get some good info :?: Thanks

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Post by alextemplet » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:53 am

What's ecotourism? Are you talking about touring an area in order to learn about its environment/ecology?
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Post by David George » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:36 am

Ecotourism mainly focuses on
Minimize impact
Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate
Support international human rights and labor agreements

For many countries, ecotourism is not so much seen as a marginal activity intended to finance protection of the environment than as a major sector of national economy and as a means of attracting tourists. For example, in countries such as Kenya, Ecuador, Nepal, Costa Rica and Madagascar, ecotourism represents a significant portion of the gross domestic product.Guess what Kenya most important income is agriculture first then tourism.
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Post by ilovelepidoptera » Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:28 pm

Thanks for all the info david, really appreciated it! :D My essay is due in tomorrow so I better go get it finished.

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