Eco-Tourism Essay

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Preface……………………………………………………………………………………………………3
Table of contents…………………………………………………………………………………….4
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………5
1. Environmental impacts……………………………………………………………….5 2.1 Visiting unique places and its impact………………………………….……..6 2.2 Destruction of local resources……………………………………………………6 2.3 Disruption of wildlife………………………………………………………………….6 2.4 En-route environmental impacts………………………………………………..7 2. Socio-cultural impacts………………………………………………………………..7 3.5 Civilization…………………………………………………………………………………7 3.6 Cultural merchandizing……………………………………………………………..8 3.7
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If it is for ecotourism to be sustainable it must be ecologically sensitive, cultural beneficial and economically viable. Next we are going to further analyze some of the negative effects that ecotourism has brought to the environment, culture and economy of several well known natural destination.
1. Environmental impacts

Those who are in favorite of the ecotourism often states that their activities are environmental friendly. This assumption has been made firstly because the number of the eco tourists is small and secondly because the visitors are extremely interested in the environment and therefore assumed to protect it. But on the other hand, there are incidents showing that ecotourism does not respect the environment. Some of these reasons are going to be discussed briefly next.

1.1 Visiting unique places and its impact

By definitions eco tourists want to visit unique destinations before others find about them. The Antarctic for example is considered to be one of those few places around the world that has a limited ability to withstand and accommodate a big amount of tourists. Tour operators having that in mind they encourage potential visitors to go to those places. Cynically they suggest that they should hurry and visit those unique places before it is too late.

1.2 Destruction of local resources

Firstly, we are going to investigate the impacts that ecotourism has

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