ECOTOURISM. A GENTLE EXPLOITATION ?. WHEN IS IT ECOTOURISM? WHEN IS IT JUST TOURISM?. Is this an ecotourism destination?. What about this destination?. Guys, don’t answer !.
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A GENTLE EXPLOITATION ?
Guys, don’t answer !
Mass tourism: Large-scale tourism, typically associated with ‘sea, sand, sun’ resorts and characteristics such as transnational ownership, minimal direct economic benefit to destination communities, seasonality, and package tours.
tourism industry as a whole.
One country’s experience with ecotourism
Are tourists (or maybe ecologists) transporting the chytrid fungal pathogen into new regions?
UGA has a field station in Costa Rica with programs that embrace such themes as conservation, agroecology, anthropology, insect natural history, tropical birds, among others.
Future of Costa Rica: Foreign owned resorts (lower left) or Costa Rican owned nature lodges (lower right) ? And, land prices on coast and in mountains increased more than 10 fold in past 15 years. Ordinary land is being priced beyond the reach of most Costa Ricans.
A cruise ship of this size can disgorge over 2000 tourists when in port and over a ton of garbage daily.
Forest birds use shade-grown coffee farms. Birds are easier to see, farmers earn fees, tourist learns about coffee.