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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TOECOTOURISM Mr. Estrella
  2. 2. What is ecotourism? The International Huh? Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as "a responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and improves the well-being of local people". Mr. Estrella
  3. 3. Principles of Ecotourism1. Minimize the negative impacts on the environment and the community generated by the activity.Mr. Estrella
  4. 4. Principles of Ecotourism2. Build respect and environmental and cultural awareness.Mr. Estrella
  5. 5. Principles of Ecotourism3. Provide positive experiences for visitors and hosts.Mr. Estrella
  6. 6. Principles of Ecotourism4. Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.Mr. Estrella
  7. 7. Principles of Ecotourism 5. Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local peoples. Strengthen participation in the decision-making process of the local community. Universal support for human rights and the labor laws.Mr. Estrella
  8. 8. Principles of Ecotourism6. Create sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental and social climate.Mr. Estrella
  9. 9. Categories Ecotourism Category 1 It refers only to the conservation of natureMr. Estrella
  10. 10. Categories Ecotourism Category 2 It refers to the conservation and preservation of local culture and heritage.Mr. Estrella
  11. 11. CategoriesEcotourism Category 3 It refers to the conservation, preservation of local culture and historical heritage and the opportunity to provide service activities to improve the quality of life of the recipient population.Mr. Estrella
  12. 12. Video Clip Travelling on Train CommercialMr. Estrella
  13. 13. Summary Well practiced ecotourism can be a powerful instrument for the conservation of the flora and fauna, while people benefit from a natural resource. However, ecotourism can also cause different types of biological, physical, social and economic damage if not practiced well. Mr. Estrella
  14. 14. Summary Ecotourism continues to respond to the tastes and needs of visitors that have become interested in learning about natural places. Ecotourism continues to respond to the need to integrate conservation and development, but in general, has not given the local community its important role.Mr. Estrella
  15. 15. Introduction Review1. Define ecotourism2. How can ecotourism help protect the environment and endangered species?3. List three principles of ecotourism4. List the three categories of ecotourism5. What does category 1 really mean?6. What is the difference between category 2 & 3?7. Imagine a small town that has a river in the jungle, list 10 jobs that benefit from tourists here.Mr. Estrella

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