Published on : 01 June 20203 min reading time

Tourism is the act of traveling away from where one usually lives in order to treat oneself to pleasure during vacation periods. Tourism is an important part of a country’s economy. Ecotourism is the type of tourism that aims to visit ecological areas. There are different types of tourism, but in this article we will talk about ecotourism. We will then talk about everything you need to know about ecotourism. Then we will see its objectives and principles. Finally, the importance of ecotourism.

What you need to know about ecotourism

Green tourism or ecotourism is sustainable tourism that allows the exploration and conservation of nature while preserving the environment and demographics. It teaches tourists or travellers to care for nature and its resources as well as culture and the environment. The protection of the environment is therefore essential for ecotourism. It is a very popular sector in the world because of its objectives and its importance in relation to the environment.

Objectives and principles of ecotourism

Ecotourism allows for sustainable development because it has several objectives. For the environment, it brings to the population an enjoyment with equitable and sustainable benefits that it provides in order to protect, improve, manage, monitor and conserve nature and natural areas. For society, it creates many jobs in the tourism sector for the population. For the economy, it brings financial benefits through tourism. It also enables tourists and local communities to communicate and exchange information about the development of this sector. Ecotourism reduces any social and physical impact on nature and the environment. It makes tourists aware of their responsibilities and raises their awareness to respect and protect the environment and the wealth of the inhabitants of ach place they visit.

The importance of ecotourism

The development of ecotourism contributes at the same time to the protection of the environment. Ecotourism also contributes considerably to the development of the local economy of the community concerned. It therefore enables local communities to maintain the state of protected natural areas to allow tourists to enjoy their splendours. Ecotourism then allows visitors to admire plants as well as animals that are endangered or rare species. Ecotourism also allows tourists to discover the people who live in the region visited as well as the fauna and flora. Tourists will then discover many things about nature reserves during their travels.