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Is ecotourism sustainable?
Ecotourism is not sustainable.
Ecotourism, as with all tourism, leads to visitor overcapacity, which can damage local environments.
Ecotourism requires infrastructure to be built, which harms biodiversity.
Ecotourism alters animal behaviour and activity.
A consequence of ecotourism is that it can destroy fauna and flora.
People often have to fly to travel somewhere to be an ecotourist, which is highly polluting.
Ecotourism protects natural environments that may otherwise be destroyed.
Ecotourism can help promote the economic growth of a country.
Ecotourism gives people an opportunity to have a new experience with nature and learn more about environmental issues, fostering respect for the environment.
Ecotourism is a far better alternative than regular tourism. Disallowing all tourism isn't really a viable option for most locations.
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