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Components of Ecotourism

  • It should contribute towards the conservation of biodiversity.
  • It should be able to sustain  the well-being of the local people.
  • It must include the learning experience.
  • It must involve the responsible action on part of tourists and tourism industry.
  • It is delivered primarily to small groups by small scale businesses.
  • It requires lowest possible consumption of non-renewable resources.
  • It stresses local participation, ownership and business opportunities, particularly for the rural people.     (Source: Megan Epler Wood,2002 UNEP)