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What is Ecotourism

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According to the The International Ecotourism Society: Ecotourism is: "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. "

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel . This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles:

  • 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.