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ecotourism

tourism which is designed to contribute to the protection of the environment or at least minimize damage to it, often involving travel to areas of natural interest in developing countries or participation in environmental projects
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In an effort to promote sustainable eco-tourism and in celebration of Mission Hills' 20th anniversary, the Group is giving away twenty 3 day / 2 night Romantic Premier Spa Suite Getaway packages at Mission Hills Haikou Resort on the tropical island of Hainan.
Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the EPAA, said: "The Kalba project is one of the important Eco-tourism projects in the UAE and the region, and Kalba in particular.
Unique in its iconic location, exceptional game viewing, unparalleled amenities and genuine commitment to redefine eco-tourism, Grumeti Reserves is one of the most ambitious and finest eco-tourism projects I have ever seen," said Luke Bailes, owner of Singita.
Eco-tourism is an underdeveloped segment in Sharjah, which has a diversity of natural resources, and the project aims to reshape the sector, he said.
The project, the largest of its kind in the development eco-tourism facilities in the UAE and the region, will be set up in Khor Kalba, 15km south of Fujairah City on the UAE-Oman borders.
Think of activities as clusters of economic activities, he said, adding that decentralized energy generation,smart grids and carbon credits are considerations for developingHaiti's eco-tourism sector.
We are using solar panels for electricity, that is true eco-tourism.
I think it has great potential for eco-tourism if we play our cards right.
We had real doubts about the economic viability of doing eco-tourism on the ranch because we never saw the Sucuri River as a source of revenue," said Carneiro.
Costa Rica is one of the top eco-tourism destinations in the world, with visitor arrivals growing more each year.
The effects of these practices are the depletion of the forest cover, drying out of water bodies and the water sheds depletion of natural systems of the mountain range and erosion of the eco-tourism potential of the area.
Summary: SHARJAH - His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has endorsed eco-tourism projects like the Mangrove Protected and Al Ghail Valley Project in Kalba and Wasit Protected Project in the city to provide better research, educational and entertainment services.