What is ecotourism, exactly? It’s responsible travel that encourages the exploration and conservation of natural environments while supporting the local economy and keeping visitor impact low. This can mean anything from embarking on eco-conscious tours through forests and jungles, to staying at hotels with golden standards of recycling, or even shopping at locally owned boutiques. Simply put: Ecotourism is protecting the natural environment and promoting the local culture.
Canada leads the way when it comes to ecotourism. As the second largest country in the world, it has 42 national parks, three marine conservation areas, and countless recycle incentives. It even has active measuring tools called Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI), which measure the progress of important environmental sustainability goals. With a wild landscape and a commitment to protect it, Canada makes the earth its priority.
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