Eco-Tourism, Outreach, and Education

Publicado: 19 Agosto 2015
Última edición: 23 Febrero 2017
Facilitating tourism to conservation areas provides alternative sources of income to local community members by increasing tours and providing room and board to tourists and travel representatives. Also, increased tourism reduces extraction and/or unsustainable use of natural resources, including turtles and their habitats. This raises awareness and provides education on hawksbill turtles, oceans, and general environmental stewardship.

Classifications

Categorías
Comunicación, divulgación, y construcción de conciencia
Escala de aplicación
Local
Nacional
Multinacional
Fase de la solución
Totalidad

Factores favorables

• Growing voluntourism sector, increasing market for outcome-oriented ecotourism.

Lecciónes aprendidas

• Importance of international marketing to recruit volunteers, increase project’s exposure, and ultimately raise more funds to expand work. • Community festivals are an effective approach to raising awareness and cultivating youth stewardship.