Maasai Mara Tribe, Eco Tourism Case Study

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What is eco tourism?
Tourism that doesn't damage the environment and benefits local people
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What are some techniques used my the basecamp to conserve water?
1) Waste water is collected and re-used to water plants 2) Dry toilets are used so less water is wasted
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What does the basecamp use solar energy for?
1) to heat water 2) to power the cooker 3) to power the communication systems
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How many trees have been planted at the basecamp since 2000 and what is their purpose?
Around 25,000 trees have been planted to restore vegetation and offset the carbon footprint of visitors
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Of the 43 staff how many are Maasai and how many are women?
95% are Maasai and 10 are women
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Why is educating tourists about the Maasai tribe so important?
It encourages them to be respectful and minimises damage
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What is used to build the huts at the basecamp and why is their strucutre beneficial?
Local deadwood is used to build the huts and their structure is beneficial because it allows the huts to be dismantled and taken away easily, leaving no footprint
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What have tree-top wildlife viewing posts reduced the need for?
Game Drives
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How does the basecamp encourage ecotourism in other areas?
It receives more than 1000 educational visits from universities, government departments and aspiring ecotourism operators, thus spreading the ecotourism message
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How many students are supported by the basecamp and what does it do for education?
The basecamp supports 70 students and improves girls education by encouraging families to keep their girls in school through primary and secondary education
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