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Topic 7 ECOTOURISM, CULTURE AND ECONOMICS VERSAS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.Topic 7ECOTOURISM, CULTURE AND ECONOMICS VERSAS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.IntroductionConservationOffering market-linked long-term solutions, ecotourism provides effective economic incentives for conserving and enhancing bio-cultural diversity and helps protect the natural and cultural heritage of our beautiful planet.CommunitiesBy increasing local capacity building and employment opportunities, ecotourism is an effective vehicle for empowering local communities around the world to fight against poverty and to achieve sustainable developmentInterpretationWith an emphasis on enriching personal experiences and environmental awareness through interpretation, ecotourism promotes greater understanding and appreciation for nature, local society, and culture.Principles of EcotourismEcotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles:Minimize impact.Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate.EcotourismEcotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively un

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