Discovery Guides Areas


Ecotourism: the Promise and Perils of
Environmentally-Oriented Travel

(Released February 2003)

  by Heather E. Lindsay  


Key Citations

Web Sites


Web Sites
  1. Biodiversity: Two Way Track - Biodiversity Conservation and Ecotourism: An Investigation of Linkages, Mutual Benefits and Future Opportunities
    (Department of the Environment and Heritage, GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA)

  2. Defining Ecotourism
    (, Post Office Box 1413, Kernville, CA 93238)

  3. Developing a Framework to Evaluate Ecotourism as a Conservation and Sustainable Development Tool: Conference on Ecotourism and Conservation in the Americas, Stanford University (PDF)
    (Megan Epler Wood; The International Ecotourism Society, P.O. Box 668, Burlington, VT 05402 USA)

  4. The Economic Impacts of Ecotourism
    (Charles Sturt University PO Box 789 Albury NSW 2640 Australia)

  5. Ecotourism: The Concept
    (, Mexico City, Mexico)

  6. Ecotourism: An Ecological and Economic Trap for Third World Countries
    (Third World Network, 228 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia)

  7. Genuinely Sustainable Marine Ecotourism in the EU Atlantic Area: A Blueprint for Responsible Marketing (PDF)
    (Centre for Research, Innovation and Industry (CRII), University of the West of England, Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, United Kingdom)

  8. Guidelines for Community Based Ecotourism Development (PDF)
    (Zoo Internet, Service Direct House, North Circular Road, Wembley NW10 7SH UK)

  9. International Ecotourism Standard for Ecotourism Products (PDF)
    (Green Globe 21, Suite 8, Southern Cross House, 9 McKay Street, Turner, ACT, 2612, Australia)

  10. Latin America's Ecotourism: What Is It?
    (Ron Mader,, Eco Travels in Latin America)

  11. Local Communities and Ecotourism Development in Budongo Reserve, Uganda
    (Executive Secretary - Mountain Forum, c/o ICIMOD G.O.P.Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal)

  12. Natural Conservation and Ecotourism in Thailand
    (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy)

  13. Promoting Ecotourism on Private Lands (PDF)
    (Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, The Pennsylvania State University, 7 Armsby Building, University Park, PA 16802-5602)

  14. Sustainability, Profitability and Ecotourism Markets: What are they and how do they Relate?
    (Estonian Ecotourism Association, Estonia)

  15. Sustainable Development-Based Ecotourism
    (MRC Secretariat, No 364, Monivong Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

  16. Theme D: Monitoring the Costs and Benefits of Ecotourism: Equitable Distribution Between All Actors (PDF)
    (World Ecotourism Summit, Quebec, Canada)

  17. Toward a Principled Evaluation of Ecotourism Ventures
    (The International Ecotourism Society, P.O. Box 668, Burlington, VT 05402 USA)

  18. United Nations Environment Programme - Ecotourism
    (UNEP - Ecotourism, Tourism Programme, 39-43, Quai Andre Citroen, 75739 Paris Cedex 15, France)

  19. Win Win Approaches to Development and the Environment Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation
    (U.S. Agency for International Development Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. 20523-1000 USA)