ECOTOURISM IN THE 21st CENTURY
Meaning of ecotourism
Ecotourism its main motivation for tourists is the integration between flora and fauna.
Function of ecotourism
Is that the tourist enjoy what nature offers its destinations lush
Origins of ecotourism
Through the biodiversity agreement, sustainable development is now known
The first international workshop on wilderness in 1998
The first park was created in Yellowstone in USA 1872
The resolution on tourism in protected areas carried out in 1992
Situation of past ecotourism
Coexistence applied when ecotourism and nature went through different paths
Protected areas attracted tourists by their nature, landscapes and these benefited the locals and the different actors of tourism
Ecotourism was messy which destroyed nature
Situation of ecotourism in present
The relationship of coexistence that was transient has been decreasing considerably.
Notable ecological, social and economic successes have been recorded.
Bases of sustainable ecotourism have been established that are environmentally desirable
IMPORTANCE IN LATIN AMERICA
The ecotourism segment is of great importance in the countries of Latin America
The greatest potential ecotourism in the world is in Latin America and the Caribbean
Tourism has become the most important economic activity in the world
The important network of national parks and protected areas of the region constitute an attractive tourist eco-tourism unequaled worldwide