Eco-tourism as a Tool for Conservation

Publié: 26 mai 2020
Dernière modification: 26 mai 2020

Eco-tourism can be an effective tool for generating income for conservation and rasing the profile of conservation programmes in protected areas. Developing eco-tourism attractions such as hiking trails and interpretive programmes in protected areas allows people to access places which would be otherwise inaccessible. It allows people a chance to appreciate the environment and become supporters of conservation. It also provides conservation programmes with a new source of sustainable funding.

Classifications

Catégories
Planification de la gestion
Moyens de subsistance durables
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
National
Phase de la solution
Intégralité

Facteurs de réussite

Facilities for eco-tourism ventures, such as trails and interpretive signage or tours.

National or local strategies for eco-tourism promotion and assistance.

Active participation from protected area managers to support eco-tourism in their parks.

 

Enseignements tirés

Close working relationships between protected areas managers and local or national tourism authorities is important to ensure eco-tourism activities are appropriate, ethical and safe.