The Benefits of Ecotourism as the Future of Sustainable Living
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This paper will define ecotourism as defined by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and its benefits while looking in depth at different regions and countries that have adapted to practicing ecotourism. This paper will also examine the social benefits ecotourism has had on promoting such things as a stronger culture and healthier communities overall. In fact, the local economy, surrounding wildlife, and human population will all be discussed throughout this paper to show how ecotourism has benefited each of these sectors.
The Benefits of Ecotourism as the Future for Sustainable Living
Tourism is rapidly growing throughout the world, helping boost economies of all sorts. It comes in various forms and covers a broad spectrum of categories. A form of tourism crucial to the conservation of land, wildlife, humans, and sustainability of ecosystems is ecotourism. As the human race advances our ecological footprint increases and nothing is yet to be done about this pressing matter. As forests become logged, as streams become polluted, and as other human activities become ubiquitous, the requirements of a true ecotourism experience are greatly needed and required. In a world with little time left, it is up to those who live in it to use its resources wisely and make it a responsibility to conserve it. Ecotourism has epic effects on the local economy, environment, and on both wildlife and human populations. Many countries already have seen the effectiveness of ecotourism and its global impacts. Ecotourism encourages ecological change which can be the world’s step closer in order to become much more sustainable.
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defined ecotourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. In addition, In 1987, the...