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  Ecotourism, often mistaken as extreme sports, actually consists in visiting relatively undisturbed geographical areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate their natural and cultural attractions, through a process that promotes conservation, and low environmental impact. Ecoturism also encourage...
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When appeals to an environmental conscience cannot motivate governments to conserve their natural resources, a swift kick in the wallet may. Gaining traction are projects to quantify the value of “services” provided to us by oceans, forests and other ecosystems, d...
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The rapid urbanization of China is arguably the most environmentally significant human project on the planet. As China continues to grow, green buildings—indeed, a cross section of green buildings—is key to its continued future and in line with the country’s larger goals of a greener, healthier Chin...
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THE overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that human-caused climate change is happening. Yet a fringe minority of our populace clings to an irrational rejection of well-established science. This virulent strain of anti-science infects the halls of Congress, the pages of leading newspape...
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There are few places in the world that conjure the same kind of imagery as the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Drifting through the savannas, torrents of water wind-off into a sunlit horizon; cheetahs stalk their prey as flocks of gazelle prance through the long, parched grass; and African elephan...
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Through a clearing in the jungle, visitors catch their first glimpse of the ancient Maya ruins of Yaxchilan in Mexico's southern Chiapas state. Stubborn vines have penetrated the walls of the Maya temple of the underworld. Bats hang in the cool vaulted ceiling and spiders scurry around the structure...
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  Tourism is often seen as a double-edged sword, with visitors flocking into fragile areas. A new study explains how revenue from ecotourism could fund conservation National parks are huge draws for travellers, many of whom seek remote or off-the- beaten-track experiences in pristine enviro...
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Tourism is often seen as a double-edged sword, with visitors flocking into fragile areas. A new study explains how revenue from ecotourism could fund conservation National parks are huge draws for travellers, many of whom seek remote or off-the- beaten-track experiences in pristine environments. Ac...
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The "green" movement has developed from an expanding awareness that each individual's lifestyle choices have both a personal and a community impact. The decision to modify lifestyles and expenditures towards a more sustainable outcome is increasing in significant numbers within the more affluent we...
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Kerala - Prone to fires and fast turning into a dumping yard, Thodukappukinnu at the entrance to the Mannarkkad Forest Division on the Perinthalmanna-Palakkad stretch of the national highway, could soon see a makeover as an ecotourism destination. Having recovered the area after long litigation, th...
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By ANDREW C. REVKIN Pemba Janbu Sherpa has been on 16 expeditions and reached Mount Everest’s summit in 2010 and 2011. Last week, he abandoned his only 2012 summit attempt with a client and rescued an American climber instead. Even before reaching the American, Pemba had already rescued others alon...
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It's not easy being green, but the National Park Service (NPS) has decided it’s worth the effort.   On Thursday, the agency that oversees 397 units comprising 84 million acres of land across the country unveiled a new plan to integrate sustainable practices into all aspects of its operations....
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In recent years, a heightened awareness of our impact on the environment meant it was inevitable that the tourism industry would soon start to reflect the public mood. Although we’re not yet at a place where companies can offer budget holidays are entirely geared around environmental concerns (such ...
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There can be a tremendous sense of environmental guilt attached to the prospect of taking a holiday abroad these days. Fuel-guzzling jetplanes are certainly not the greenest mode of transport, but thankfully there are ways to minimize your carbon footprint and still have a great time. One of the gr...
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  A recent article in the New York Times about the work Stanford University biology professor Gretchen Daily is doing in Africa and Costa Rica highlights the importance of ecosystem services, or putting a value on ecosystems. Daily co-founded the Natural Capitalism Project (NCP) in November 20...
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In 2004, Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger wrote an essay titled "The Death of Environmentalism" that shook the environmental community -- although probably not quite enough. Nordhaus and Shellenberger (N and S) have gone on to form The Breakthrough Institute, arguing that we need technolo...
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The Definition: Ecotourism is: "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." (TIES, 1990) Importance to Tourism in Developing Countries: Tourism is a principle "export" (foreign exchange earner) for 83% of developing countries...
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Galapagos IslandsApril 6-10, 2010 Only in Galápagos will you come face to face with wildlife that has never developed a fear of people. With an expedition to the Land of Darwin, you have the opportunity to study blue-footed boobies performing a courtship “dance”, snorkel with playful sea lions, wat...
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From: Ranga Sirilal, Reuters MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives archipelago, threatened by rising sea levels blamed on climate change, said on Monday it would introduce a new environment tax on all tourists who use its resorts and provide its economic lifeline. Famed mostly for high-end luxury resorts ...
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