Ecotourism and Conservation in the Americas (Ecotourism by Amanda Stronza, Wiliiam H Durham

By Amanda Stronza, Wiliiam H Durham

Utilizing particular case reviews and nearby overviews, Ecotourism and Conservation within the Americas offers the perspectives and stories of students, practitioners, travel operators, and coverage makers fascinated about ecotourism courses within the U.S. and Latin the US. the professionals and cons of ecotourism for groups and ecosystems are explored, with specific consciousness paid to the power of ecotourism to aid sustainable improvement and conservation. The synthesis is inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-scale and offers ecotourism because it is at present being practiced.

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But not all of the people who were coming in wanted to just go along on a hunting trip. Some wanted something different: they wanted to not © CAB International 2008. Ecotourism and Conservation in the Americas (eds A. H. Durham) 21 22 R. Borman just hunt the animals with us, but to see, experience and learn some of what we knew about the forests. We decided to see if these people would pay us for taking them, over and above the cost of the motorboat. They would. And ecotourism, Cofan style, was born.

Borman just hunt the animals with us, but to see, experience and learn some of what we knew about the forests. We decided to see if these people would pay us for taking them, over and above the cost of the motorboat. They would. And ecotourism, Cofan style, was born. The Cofan Ecotourism Model During the following years, we went through a number of changes. We parleyed our economic advantages into new lands, a new community named Zabalo far from the region affected by the outside world, and a new way of life.

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