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Student engagement resources panama development ecotourism industry in panama

Student Engagement Resources

Panama- Development

Ecotourism Industry in Panama

Ecotourism Industry in Panama

Many indigenous populations and communities in Panama have resorted to ecotourism as a way of financial independence and community development. Many NGO's and organizations work to support communities with their ecotourism endeavors. One important concern that is often raised questions the sustainability of ecotourism in indigenous communities.

Type: Article

Duration: 40 - 60mins

Materials Needed:

- Computer & printer

Preparation: Prior to reading the article split the students into “pro-ecotourism” and “anit-ecotourism” groups

Link:

Sustainable Ecotourism Development in the Embera Indigenous Communities, Chagres National Park, Panama

Debate Questions

After reading the article, please use the following questions to guide a debate between the pro and anti ecotourism groups. The moderator decides on number of rounds, time of response, etc.

  • How can the negative and positive aspects of ecotourism affect the sustainable development of the community?

  • Can ecotourism provide financial independence for a community?

  • Does ecotourism nurture and sustain indigenous culture and lifestyle?

    Please answer the following question together as group?

  • What are some possible solutions to the negative impacts of ecotourism in communities?


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