Welcome to the Green Forums! Please Register For Free Now!


The Green Forums member base includes well over 3,000 green forums members and 9,000 green forums posts! Be green and join our green community by registering for free today! Registration will give you full access to the Green Forums and takes just a moment to complete.
Please Join Us Right Now!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4

    Default Ecological Tourism

    Ecotourism is travel to sanctuaries, or protected areas (like marine and bird sanctuaries, coral reefs, etc) that works on three levels.

    First it educates the traveler; second, it funds the conservation efforts and benefits the economic development of the place, and third, it fosters respect for different cultures and for human rights.

    Ecological tourism is a form of tourism that appeals to the environmentalist in us. Instead of thrill rides and man-made structures, nature and the environment takes the center stage!


    "Eco-tourism" is an oxymoron!!!! Tourism causes CO2 emissions, which cause CAGW, and that gets to Anthropocene Thermal Maximum or thermageddon and extinction of most life for millions of years!!!!
    Last edited by Val; 02-12-2013 at 12:31 PM.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I am heartened that ecotourism seems to be gaining ground. All over the world, ecotourism is growing by 10 to 15% every year!

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I got this from the International Ecotourism Society Web site at
    Welcome to TIES - Uniting Conservation, Communities and Sustainable Travel - TIES

    Principles of Ecotourism:

    Ecotourism 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.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Eco tourism depends on the place. Some countries use income from eco tourism to protect their natural resources. Others don't.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3

    Default

    have you looked into any of these eco-friendly resorts that are popping up?

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    15

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paunil View Post
    Ecotourism is travel to sanctuaries, or protected areas (like marine and bird sanctuaries, coral reefs, etc) that works on three levels.

    First it educates the traveler; second, it funds the conservation efforts and benefits the economic development of the place, and third, it fosters respect for different cultures and for human rights.

    Ecological tourism is a form of tourism that appeals to the environmentalist in us. Instead of thrill rides and man-made structures, nature and the environment takes the center stage!
    I agree with you on this ..in my opinion ..Eco tourism should be promoted by the concern government agency also..so that we become aware of its importance and preservation of its endangered species...I like the idea of traveling to such places....but I think that we lack the awareness that it does exists ..

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    12

    Default

    `Doesn't it leave an ecological footprint, all this traveling?

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2

    Default Eco Resort Blog Article

    This blog article has a top 10 list of "eco-resorts"
    top 10 eco-resorts in the world | Bamboo Styles

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Eco tourism is great. But living in a place that is eco-friendly is even better. Richmond Vale Academy is on a hill on the island of St Vincent in the Caribbean. If you want to come, live and volunteer in the Caribbean email me, Erica, at volunteer8@richmondvale.org

  10. #10
    Val
    Val is offline
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NW Kansas
    Posts
    1,757
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by naturehappens View Post
    `Doesn't it leave an ecological footprint, all this traveling?
    Yes, jet and ship travel cause prodigious amounts of CO2. Just because a place says it is eco friendly doesn't mean it is anything more than token environmentalism--like, what are they doing to reduce population???
    How are you going to make up for the CO2 of getting there and back?? Are you subsidizing overpopulation?? The Caribbean is almost all grossly overpopulated!!! Same with places in central and south America and Asia. The tourist money goes to support overpopulation, which is totally wrong along with all the CO2 produced in travel.
    Last edited by Val; 10-21-2011 at 10:46 PM.

  11. #11
    Val
    Val is offline
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NW Kansas
    Posts
    1,757
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Jets and ships cause more CO2 than all the personal cars on the road. Not only should rules be made to get 50 miles per gallon, ships should return to sails and jets stop flying. The jet age has to end to reduce the HGHGs 90% by 2020 to stop the tipping point of methane turnover and an eventual 90% extinction of life on Earth.
    It will end anyway when oil depletes enough, but that would be too late.

  12. #12
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,347

    Default

    "Eco-tourism" in the growing numbers that reflect the growing population is almost a misnomer, because the overall result is the same: millions of people trampling the parks underfoot. Of course, if they only visited the cities...but that's highly unlikely.

  13. #13
    Val
    Val is offline
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NW Kansas
    Posts
    1,757
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    Jets and ships cause more CO2 than all the personal cars on the road. Not only should rules be made to get 50 miles per gallon, ships should return to sails and jets stop flying. The jet age has to end to reduce the HGHGs 90% by 2020 to stop the tipping point of methane turnover and an eventual 90% extinction of life on Earth.
    It will end anyway when oil depletes enough, but that would be too late.
    "Eco-tourism" is still tourism, which is long distance travel for personal pleasure. Unless you do it with a vehicle that gets high mileage, and it isn't that far, huge amounts of CO2 are produced. Like I said, ships have to go back to sails and the jet age must end, all within 7 years, or tipping points of methane turnover and Arctic open ocean warming will be completely crossed. People are so selfish and unable to see ahead the consequences of their actions, that they will drag those too few of us who are green down to extinction with them.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,347

    Default

    Tragically, I m afraid you're right. Not even massive drought, wildfires, sudden storms and flash floods around the World have alerted the growing mass of humanity to the threat of ecocide and extinction. Most people are so addicted to chasing money they just can't see beyond it. I struggle with the nightmare of all the beautiful things in human culture vanishing forever and forgotten as though nothing and nobody had never existed!

Green Forums Thread Information for Ecological Tourism

Users Browsing this ThreadEcological Tourism

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Members who have read Ecological Tourism

There are no members to list at the moment.

Green Forums Posting Rules for Ecological Tourism

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ecological Tourism

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1