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Transcript of ecotourism eXposed
the Good bits...
greatest source of foreign exchange
GNP grown ten fold...per Capita doubled
the Good bits...
local guides are trained
parks have ecotourism related activities
residents are 'highly satisfied'...
there are not many laws...
no regulation of practise
poor park management
even designated areas become fragile
no idea of carrying capacity
i'm not done yet...
Where does the money go?
distribution doesn't reflect contribution
it goes to the tour operator
i'm still not done...
local cultural practises
had to adapt
to the presence of tourists
there are solutions
monitor and evaluate
consider biophysical and social implications
rate environmental sensitivty
government funded maintenance and training
laws and regulations
this is happening all over the world
Is Ecotourism truly
how can you ensure
Economic Development whilst
the Ecotourism model needs:
does the word:
spring to mind?
visit only with
differential admission structure
build on stable economy
ecotourism has a limit