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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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Ecotourist attractions must balance science and entertainment.
Nevertheless, sometimes an event meant to be ecotourist, brings more harm to environment than a "traditional" one, due to e.
Finally, I provide some general recommendations for these and other similar ecotourist projects.
I participated as a research ecotourist with an NGO for five days in August 2005.
Project manager Rick McLeod of New Liskeard, Ontario, a specialist in developing and finding funds for northern projects, suggested they service the ecotourist. With this in mind, the concept evolved of a unique tourist destination with an ecologically-friendly lodge, reflecting the history and values of the Cree.
One can argue that Jack London was an ecotourist and John Muir certainly was the granddaddy of Alaska's ecotravelers, but many of Alaska's ecotourism companies that are still operating today started in the 1970s.
"The ecotourist," he says, "is looking for new cultural experiences.
Perhaps your "straight shooter" can be retrained to lead Sierra Club ecotourist trips.
Because sifakas occupy nearly the entire range of what's left of these habitats, from spiny desert to tropical rain forest, the animals are "perfect Oflagship' species to attract conservation and ecotourist dollars," says Oxford.
"The profile of the ecotourist traveler in the past was white-collar, educated and traveled a lot," Aki says.
Birder, writer, ecotourist, and former WORLD WATCH associate editor Howard Youth lives in Rockville, Maryland.
"The fact that we are a popular ecotourist destination has been great exposure for the coffee image....