The rise of Ecotourism is a great conservation success story, motivating poor communities towards preserving species for profit, however, it is unclear how much frequent contact with humans affects species loved by tourists. What is the future of the ecotourism industry? Our Online Media Intern investigates.
Entries in responsible tourism (4)
Last week Frontier looked into what it means to be a responsible tourist in regards to animal welfare issues concerning big cat sanctuaries. Today we will be looking at trekking and tours involving animals and their role in responsible travel.
Based in the Peruvian Amazon, this project is spearheading the conservation of a unique region of the rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is facing deforestation at an increasing rate, and if this trend continues then it could be destroyed by the end of this century.
Ecotourism, sustainable travel, voluntourism, ethical travel – there are so many labels for responsible travel (there’s another one!). How can you tell one term from another when planning a ‘good’ travel experience?