Ecotourism and nature-based tourism stand for authentic travel experiences and contact with local communities and wildlife. Get to know world’s leading eco tour operators, wildlife tours and examples of destinations pioneering in eco-friendly nature tourism.
Ecotourism benefits and challenges
Learn about benefits and challenges, for example in Asia and Costa Rica, in our interviews with board members of AEN and GEN.
Examples of ecotourism
Get to know successful ecotourism examples around the world, and meet the persons who make it possible. Interviews on the topic include Ary Suhandi (Indonesia), Megan Epler Wood (USA), Kelly Bricker (USA) and Ariane Janer in Brazil. All of them have many years of experience in helping communities and entrepreneurs succeed in offering tourism experiences which benefit the locals and the natural environment.
Ecotourism definition
A good definition: “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015).