What is ecotourism?

 

There is no generally accepted definition of ecotourism, but it is widely understood that it

·        is nature-based

·        is small scale or operates with small groups

·        contributes actively to nature conservation

·        offers excellent nature interpretation

·        is based in, actively involves and benefits the local community.

While ecotourism is almost always nature-based tourism, not all nature-based tourism is ecotourism!