Ecotourism, Natural Resource Conservation Proposed As Allies To Protect Natural Landscapes

2016-02-02T17:13:58+00:00 February 2, 2016|
If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers--in the U.S. and around the globe--they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

(Click to enlarge) If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers–in the U.S. and around the globe–they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers–in the U.S. and around the globe–they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism.

(From Science Daily) — Environmentalists often fear that tourists will trample all over sensitive natural resource areas, but tourism may bring the needed and only economic incentives to help drive conservation, said study co-author Bynum Boley, an assistant professor in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Ecotourism and natural resource conservation already have a mutually beneficial relationship that is ideal for creating a sustainable partnership.

Read the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126162215.htm