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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These include sewage, septage, solid waste and drainage facilities provided by resort owners and government-operated ecotourism areas.
This collaboration is a joint effort which aims to develop Cikole forest research area as a means of education, research, and community service and empowerment through innovation of tourism science with the application of ecotourism concept and sustainable science and technology.
In addition, UAE can benefit from the presence of many visitors for business and leisure visiting for instance Shaikh Zayed Mosque, Burj Khalifa, Mall of the Emirates and Palm Jumeirah to promote ecotourism activities as well.
In 2011, Pavelka, an ecotourism professor at Mount Royal University, and his colleague Ryse Huamani, founder and guide of an ecotourism company based in the Peruvian Amazon, had an idea.
The article aims at the development of the Eco-Bio-Economy problems of ecotourism and adds the new global concept of One Health, which refers to the integrated approach of animals and environment health, so that to emphasize the importance brought by the human behavior responsible for the planetary biodiversity.
The site which is also considered as one of the Marine Protected Areas in IGACOS will have four different zones composed of the marine sanctuary; a multiple use zone; a mangrove protection and rehabilitation zone; and an ecotourism and recreational zone.
there are three types of ecotourism, mainly tourism of nature reserves, cultural reserves tourism and the tourism of fairs, theaters and the cultural and social centers.
There are several definitions of ecotourism since the popularization of the concept in the late 1980s.
Founded in 1996, Ecotourism Kenya is recognised worldwide for its credible initiatives towards environmentalism and sustainability, and thus promoting sustainable tourism.
Within the framework of the project's activities, training tools for Ecotourism will be developed.
UNWTO welcomes the adoption of this resolution on the importance of ecotourism," said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, "The remarkable support that the resolution has received, from all regions and across the development spectrum, is a clear testimony that sustainable tourism has a vital role to play in a fairer and sustainable future for all.
Generally, ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth and environmental sustainability.