• Doesn't harm the environment and benefits the local people
  • Involves conservation (protecting and managing the environment) and stewardship (taking responsibility for conserving the environment)
  • These should involve local people and local organisations 
  • Small-scale activity, with small numbers of people to an area at a time

Sustainable development

  • Ecotourism helps this 
  • It means improving the quality of life for people 
  • Ecotourism helps areas to develop by increasing the quality of life for the locals - profits help build public facilities 
  • The development is sustainable - done without damaging the environment 
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