Eco Tourism

Wooden huts in the dense forest, Nan, Northern Thailand

Eco Tourism

Eco Tourism

Eco Tourism with ElephantOne of the top trending form of vaction is Ecotourism which is broadly defined as low impact travel to endangered and often undisturbed locations. It is different from traditional tourism because it allows the traveler to become educated about the areas — both in terms of the physical landscape and cultural characteristics, and often provides funds for conservation and benefits the economic development of places that are frequently impoverished. 

Madagascar, for instance, is becoming a hot spot for its ecotourist activity as it is a biodiversity mecca, but also has a top priority for environmental conservation and is heavily committed to declining poverty. Conservation International says that 80% of their animals and 90% of its plants and fauna are endemic only to the island. Madagascar's lemurs are just one of many species that people visit the island to see. 

International tourism will no doubt continue to increase in the coming years and as the Earth's resources become more limited and ecosystems suffer more damage, the practices shown by Intrepid and others associated with ecotourism can make future travel a little more sustainable.

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