1 Ecotourism can return as much as 95% to the local economy.
2 Helps the environment to
thrive into the future.
3 It is a good
way of helping
local people to
have a better
life in LEDCs
4 Nature tourists bring with them money to
spend, money that creates jobs and incomes
for households and communities in and around
national parks and other protected areas.
5 The projects create
jobs locally, reducing
the need for young
people to leave home to
look for work in the
6 Ecotourism also brings a better
standard of living through
improved facilities, such as
clinics, drinkable water sources,
new roads and electricity.
7 Ecotourism helps create a better appreciation of the world's natural resources, such as
landscapes, wildlife and coral reefs. This stimulates a desire to protect the natural
environment through the creation of national parks, wildlife preserves and marine parks.
8 Home stays and eco-lodges allow visitors to
experience local lifestyles and customs
first-hand, and this interest helps to preserve
the region's heritage.