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Ecotourism Is The Solution To Overtourism

Ecotourism Is The Solution To Overtourism

Overtourism does not result from ecotourism, and the principles of those who extol increasing tourism revenue to a destination at any cost are completely antithetical to those of ecotourism. Overtourism—which in its simplest form is tourism that harms communities by overuse or destruction of resources through overcrowding—stems from a lack of concern about destination community health and welfare. Again, this is entirely the opposite of the fundamental tenet of ecotourism.

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Ecotourism hotspots in Tanzania include wildlife safari National parks and Kilimanjaro trails Lemosho

Ecotourism hotspots in Tanzania include wildlife safari National parks and Kilimanjaro trails Lemosho

Ecotourism vacation is becoming more and more important because tourists are seeking natural beautiful destinations in order to see beautiful wonders on earth. Tanzania is the most interesting African country with large area protected hence is a top choice for an eco-tourist. The protected area includes many reserves, beautiful places, and natural attractions. Tanzania ecotourism hotspot places are Usambara Mountains Lushoto, Udzungwa National Park, Ngorongoro Empakai and Olmoti, Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho, Katavi, Gombe chimpanzee, Burigi Chato National Park, Serengeti Ndutu, etc  East Africa scenic walking safari tour in Ngorongoro Conservation area is one example of ecotourism trip. Ngorongoro highlands shows you the largest unbroken caldera in...

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The State of Ecotourism

The State of Ecotourism

Scientific research proves that the state of the world is in peril. Take for instance, the environment. Already biodiversity has been reduced to the lowest levels in human history. We have lost 25% of all bird species, 24% of mammal species, 11% of plant species, and 24% of coral reefs. Ecotourism has the potential to combat these issues.

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TIES Announces Ecotourism Principles Revision

TIES Announces Ecotourism Principles Revision

WASHINGTON, DC — Effective January 1, 2015, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) has revised its Definition and Principles, created by the founding members in 1990.  Leading up to the 25 year anniversary celebration in 2015, ecotourism experts from around the world connected to re-evaluate TIES principles of ecotourism as an initiative led by Hitesh Mehta, Judy Kepher-Gona, and Dr. Kelly Bricker. TIES has implemented small changes and additions to both the principles and the definition to provide more clarity, eliminate the ambiguity, and therefore reduce the greenwashing and wrongful interpretations being practiced by in the tourism industry. Ecotourism Definition As the...

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