In pursuit of ecotourism

  title={In pursuit of ecotourism},
  author={Harold Goodwin},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
Ecotourism is expected, by the tourism industry and academics, to grow rapidly over the next 20 years. Much has been written about ecotourism, often with missionary zeal, but there is little consensus about its definition. It is argued here that conservationists and protected area managers should adopt a definition of ecotourism which contributes to the maintenance of biodiversity and an appropriate definition is suggested. Ecotourism is not merely an alternative to mass tourism, nor is it the… CONTINUE READING
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