Your positon: Home » About ginkgo » Ecoturism

Search in Web Directory:

Ginkgo tree & ecoturism funclub brings you on these websites information on ecoturism with special part aimed at Ginkgo tree cultivation included information on possibility of Ginkgo seeds and small trees changing.
Here you can post your photos, recommendations and sentences publicly.

Definition of ecotourism by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES
): Ecotourism is "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." (TIES, 1990). Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. Those who implement and participate in ecotourism should follow the following principles:
- minimize impact
- build environmental and cultural awareness  and respect
- provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
- provide direct financial benefits for conservation
- provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
- raise sensitivity to host counries´ political, environmental, and social climate

 Sustainable tourism:
 "Sustainable tourism is envisaged as leading to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic
 needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support
 systems." (United Nations World Tourism Organization)

 Sustainable development implies "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to
 meet their own needs" (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987)

 Responsible tourism:
 - minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts
 - generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well being of host communities
 - improves working conditions and access to the industry
 - involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life chances
 - makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage embracing diversity
 - provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater
 understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues
 - provides access for physically challenged people
 - is culturally sensitive, encourages respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.

 (Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, 2002)

Nature in High Tatras, Slovakia

About ginkgo Ginkgo-Stories | Photogallery | PRI & legislation | Ecotourism | Health | Contakt

Copyright © 2004 GINKO PRO, Bratislava