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ecotourism eXposed

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on 1 July 2013

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Transcript of ecotourism eXposed

ecotourism
eXposed
nationally...
the Good bits...
greatest source of foreign exchange
slows deforestation
GNP grown ten fold...per Capita doubled
locally...
the Good bits...
local guides are trained
parks have ecotourism related activities
residents are 'highly satisfied'...
the
uh oh...
BAD
bits
there are not many laws...
no regulation of practise
habitat disruption
poor park management
even designated areas become fragile
unsustainable
over-visitation
no monitoring
no evaluation
littering
pollution
trail destruction
no idea of carrying capacity
...there's
i'm not done yet...
more
Where does the money go?
distribution doesn't reflect contribution
it's repatriated
Economic Growth?
it goes to the tour operator
...there's even
i'm still not done...
more
socio-cultural implications?
culture
distrubance of
local cultural practises

and lifestyle
isolated
communities

have

had to adapt

to the presence of tourists
there are solutions
...and
gloom?
all doom...
management:
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
sustainable
how can you ensure
Economic Development whilst
still
promoting and

protecting
the environment?
the Ecotourism model needs:
Re
modelling
Re
vising
Re
visiting
does the word:
unsustainable
spring to mind?
visit only with
trained guides
differential admission structure
rate ecotourism
visitation monitoring
and capping
build on stable economy
ecotourism has a limit
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