One way to define ecotourism -and there are many variations on this theme- is travel with the purpose of supporting natural habitats and cultures.
In traditional tourism, the traveler expects the destination to adapt, at least partially, to his or her needs and desires. When undertaking an ecotour, the traveler makes an effort to adapt to the destination.
Ecotourism is a means by which we can explore the natural world without destroying it in the process. That is the reason ecotourism is both an attitude and an ethics. Ecotourism is not without its critics. Educate yourself about this form of travel, and then make up your own mind.
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