Sustainable ecotourism in Costa Rica: the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve

@article{Aylward2004SustainableEI,
  title={Sustainable ecotourism in Costa Rica: the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve},
  author={Bruce Aylward and Katrina J Allen and Jaime Echeverr{\'i}a and Joseph Tosi},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={315-343}
}
The paper discusses the sustainability of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve in the context of Costa Rican ecotourism. While the history of the Preserve is somewhat unique, the analysis of visitation, financial, ecological and economic factors provides a convincing case that tourism at the Preserve is sustainable. The experience of the Preserve is also put in the context of Costa Rican ecotourism, particularly to the national parks. The paper concludes that the Preserve has played a very… CONTINUE READING

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