Genuine Ecotourism is environmentally sustainable and conservation supporting travel which supports conservation and benefits the local community.
Ecotourism is the practice of touring natural habitats in a manner meant to minimize ecological impact.
It is tourism that benefits rather than exploits the natural and human environments in areas visited. It is active rather than passive, emphasizing cultural exchange rather than mere sightseeing. It is value-driven, as opposed to ordinary tourism, which is profit-driven.
Only those travel resources
which provide specific and specialized information or services on Ecotourism should be submitted.
Ecotourism is defined as environmentally sustainable, conservation supporting travel which benefits the local community and promotes environmental and cultural education.
Travel businesses that provide many services, of which ecotourism is not the primary focus, should be submitted to the proper Regional category where the business is located.
Submitting a tour operator site to Ecotourism, without this being the primary focus, will result in delays in having the site listed. Please submit to the proper Regional category to speed the process.
Find links to various regional and global associations that promote ecotourism.
Please note, this category is for associations which promote ecotourism. This category is not for guides, directories, travel agents, or tour operators.
For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:
Title: Name of Site or Organization
Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.
Intended for specialist tours or trips specifically intended for birdwatching. Companies/Hotels offering more general ecotours that include some element of birdwatching as part of the overall itinerary should be listed/submitted in the main Recreation/Travel/Ecotourism category.
If your site specifically offers dolphin swimming tours or manatee watching tours, please submit your site to the appropriate subcategory. Otherwise, please submit your site to the appropriate subcategory under Regional for the area that your tours are given in.
This category is for portals, travel guides and directorires relating exclusively to ecotourism.
Only submit sites consisting of portals, directories and travel guides which focus exclusively on ecotourism to this category.