Protecting the Village and Park of Tortuguero, Costa Rica Through Promoting Ecotourism
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Environmental Policy And Management
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy And Management
Costa Rica, Ecotourism, Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Costa Rica, Environmental conditions, Sustainable Tourism, Tortuguero, Environmental conditions
In her book Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Honey writes Tourism, including ecotourism, is at a crossroads. The world is not going to stop traveling for leisure, but the consequences can no longer be ignored. A shift to people and places rather than products and profit is essential in order to protect pristine travel destinations. (Honey, 19) Tortuguero is an excellent example of a tourist destination that is at a crucial junction. The challenge of maintaining the economics benefits of tourism, while protecting those resources that make it a popular destination for tourists is a complicated one and should be dealt with carefully. Introducing a management plan for the National Park that encourages eco travel will have a positive effect on the community of Tortuguero and can result in a sustainable economy.
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Colvin, Caroline, "Protecting the Village and Park of Tortuguero, Costa Rica Through Promoting Ecotourism" (2005). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 148.