ecotourism


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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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Ecotourism clearly has social, economic, political considerations; therefore this type of tourism also is subjected to worldwide local climate variability.
Ecotourism become one of the most popular tourism industries for several reasons: It's very expected to be a fast growing industry in future.
Latin America is not alone in its struggles to find a suitable model for sustainable ecotourism development.
In order to disseminate the results of the ECOTOUR project, a conference is expected to take place in Cyprus in October, with the participation of delegates from the partner countries and ecotourism stakeholders in Cyprus.
Some studies have suggested that there is not enough available research on the link between tourism and socioeconomic development and that truly impoverished people are less likely to benefit from ecotourism than those who already have access to resources.
Mohamed Ali Al Noman, chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), said these world-famous mangroves are part of Sharjah's strategy and efforts to promote the East Coast and sustainable ecotourism projects in the region.
uk) conserves the island for research and ecotourism.
The conference itinerary will include the first Ministerial Roundtable on Ecotourism to discuss multilateral co-operation and the Ecotourism Nature and Adventure Mart.
Already the Makasutu Cultural Forest and Sandele lead the way, and there are plans to further develop community-based ecotourism facilities in Berefet, Ndeniban, Juffureh, Kartong.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had agreed to shut down the mill in 2009, but then, ignoring the potential for ecotourism in the region, he reversed himself in January 2010 and reopened the mill, arguing that it is the only source of regional economic development.
Ecotourism activities are gradually becoming popular in Iran.
This article examines the current state of community-based transboundary ecotourism in the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Kerayan Highlands of Kalimantan, Indonesia, areas included within the international "Heart of Borneo" conservation initiative.