Ecotourism encompasses all forms of nature-based activities that increase visitor appreciation and understanding of natural and cultural values while traveling. They are experiences that ensure ecological, economic and social sustainability, contributing to the wellbeing of the natural areas and local communities that you travel to. Environmentally and socially responsible travel to natural areas should always promote conservation and education in some way. This is ecotourism.
Explore the articles below from The Uprooted Rose travel blog for ideas and inspiration on responsible and sustainable travel.
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Help make travel a force of good by thinking before you act while abroad. Is that selfie with an exploited wild animal really worth it? Is the local economy benefitting from tourism? Is this activity harming the natural environment? These are all important questions to ask while visiting a new place.
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Ecotourism isn’t important to the growing international tourism industry – it is critical.
Declared a natural reserve in the 1980s because of many endemic plant and animal species found in the area, Agua Azul is a perfect example of how mismanaged “ecotourism” projects with purely economic and political motives can have serious negative impacts on local communities and natural habitats
Just 25 incredibly inspiring quotes about saving out planet from the worlds most important environmentalists, activists, and scientists.
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Traveling isn’t a very eco-friendly activity and most of the stuff we pack in our suitcases has a harmful effect on the environment - whether its wrapped in plastic, one-time use, full of damaging chemicals, or energy draining
As my last stop in Patagonia, I was thrilled to finally find affordable access to nature that totally exceeded my expectations. Check out these beautiful hikes in the Bariloche area that are 100% free and absolutely worthwhile.
Want to learn more about the sustainable and ethical travel revolution? Start following these blogs to educate yourself about how you can minimize your impact on the planet while maximizing the quality of your adventures abroad.
Hidden below the canopy of the Atlantic Forest is a small waterfall known as Cachoeira da Solidão, which means Lonely Waterfall in English. Cachoeira da Solidão is beautiful and offers hikers the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the forest while bathing in a natural freshwater pool below the fall.
Many of us tend to overlook the negative impact of traveling on the environment. Scientists and activists around the world are speaking out about the detrimental repercussions of long distance travel on our planet. Follow these five simple steps to become a more eco-friendly traveler.
Heads up explorers, travel isn't as sustainable as you may think. Follow these easy tips to help you decrease your carbon footprint on your next trip! From drinking locally brewed beer to packing a small suitcase, we have the top environmentally friendly travel tips that will change the way you vacation this holiday season.