Eco-Tourism, Outreach, and Education

Publié: 19 août 2015
Dernière modification: 23 février 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

Catégories
Communication et sensibilisation
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Local
National
Multinational
Phase de la solution
Intégralité

Facteurs de réussite

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

Enseignements tirés

• 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.