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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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Such eco-tourist schemes help to spread both the benefits and the negative impact of tourism, and by encouraging greater interaction with local people they are often a form of fair trade.
This January, Sri Lanka welcomed its first group of eco-tourists since the war ended.
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, long thought to be a foe of developers, now appears ready to pursue a deal with one wanting to build a 120-cabin, eco-tourist village in the Simi Hills west of Chatsworth.
The "Kukes Region Tourism and Environment Promotion" project intends to support Kukes Region develop a strategic vision, build local capacities and institutions, promote cooperation among stakeholders and their awareness about local development values and potentials of the Region%s eco-tourist and cultural values.
Officials in Chiang Mai in Thailand are planning to develop the city into an eco-tourist hub.
Almost all destinations in the Philippines, including the 3,000-year-old rice terraces on the mountains of Banaue in northern Luzon; the over-crowded Boracay Island, famous for its talc-like white sand beach in central Philippines; eco-tourist areas near volcanoes; anthropological sites nationwide; marine-rich diving sites; and historical areas must be preserved and developed to make them tourist-friendly, said Lim.
OTTAWA, Canada, October 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A complaint filed by the Canadian owner of Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, an eco-tourist facility in Barbados, alleges that the Government of Barbados has violated its international obligations by refusing to enforce its environmental laws, thereby allowing increased pollution and land development to damage the Sanctuary.
The plan to build an eco-tourist village with no experience and little money.
What's more, by becoming an eco-tourist, you may even pick up some great hints and tips not only on how to take care of yourself but also the planet.
It's bad when a Bosnian-based eco-tourist has to tell you that big bloody helicopters will not give a tourist a positive impression - but that's not the tourist industry's fault.
ECO-Tourist Journal and the Global Cooling Action Center have tabulated how many Leucaenas need to be planted to offset the per capita [CO.
Eco-tourist ventures are more culturally sensitive on the one hand, on the other, new collection procedures allow them to generate more money for the Maasai.