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Best Countries for Ecotourism

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Best Countries for Ecotourism

Hiya fellow travelers!

I hope this will get you into gear!

I love ecology and appreciate our dear Mother Nature. That is why I always seek places that reveal its original beauty.

When it comes to eco - travel, I'd always go for countries - and regions in countries that do not have overdeveloped tourism, and try to travel like a local.

So, I suggest - Croatia. Continental Croatia.

Places like

Gorski kotar

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gorski-kotar/120589584649033?ref=hl

Dalmatinska Zagora

http://hotspots.net.hr/en/2014/02/dalmatinska-zagora-regija-iznimnog-turistickog-potencijala-3/

Slavonija

http://www.ruralna.hr/?l=en

Please, share your suggestions & tips!

Happy traveling!

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Davit S in post #41

Quit spamming multiple forums inviting members to contact you via WhatsApp.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Srilanka is best eco tourism

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#43

Why?

La Paz, Mexico
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Definitely avoid Mexico, at least the Sea of Cortez on the Baja side.

These two states, Baja California, and Baja California Sur, are the most corrupt in Mexico because of the influence of foreign money (even Trump tried, though his money wasn't welcome here). Big corporate interests and rich foreigners come here and buy up property they can't legally own, and build resorts they can't legally build in direct violation of Mexican laws because there are plenty of people in government willing to take all that foreign cash. So what you have are nothing but corrupt entities and business which never abide by the law.

Despite being one of few places in the world to see and especially to swim with whale sharks, and being host to what has been called the World's Aquarium by Jacques Cousteau himself, this place happily pollutes the sea, allows overfishing, and overlooks the pollution that is destroying the ecosystem here, all in the name of profit.

I cannot even begin to recommend Mexico for ecotourism.

Bandung, Indonesia
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I do not know is it ecotourism or not. Even in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, private person make Taman Wisata Alam "Mangrove" and it is better than Mangrove Forest which own by government and terrible, although has name Kawasan Ekowisata Mangrove (Mangrove Ecotourism Area). The distance of both sites is 4 kilometers.

Indonesia is vast same as all West Europe or USA, there are so many ecotourism area to visit.

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We just did an East Coast of Australia tour and have to say that AUSTRALIA is great for ECO TOURISM.

Why?

ACCOMODATION - There are so many amazing eco accomodations available. We found some using airbnb. Beautiful little glamping tents with solar power and rainwater tanks!

Highly recommend using airbnb if travelling in Australia! So man eco options!

FOOD - There are so many health food stores with strict eco guidelines and responsible practices, like not using plastic wrapping. We found a lot of bulk food stores which you can bring your own container and load up on snacks, instead of coming in plastic wrapping.

Much of Australia's food is locally sourced. Especially if you go to the weekend farmers markets! Which just about every little town has!

WASTE - We found that there were amazing facilities for recycling and proper waste disposal in most of the little towns we went to.

Australia is also very clean! You rarely see people drop litter in Australia because of the fines you can get if you're are caught.

This helps keep Australian beaches clean as they throughly promote sustainability & eco tourism.

NATURE - We would literally have beaches to ourselves for days! There are so many beautiful , empty beaches. Same with national parks.

You want mountains, beaches, jungle, rainforest, desert. Australia has national parks with all of them! And they are kept clean by park rangers and volunteers!

Anyway, it's one to keep in mind!

Happy travels all,

The Dharma Trails

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While Sri Lanka may not in general be geared up for eco-tourism in the strictest sense, it is nonetheless a premier wildlife destination. My wife and I have recently returned from an intensive, 17-day wildlife trip to Sri Lanka and can thoroughly recommend it, with its 22 national parks, beautiful and varied landscape, diverse flora and fauna, and many endemic species. We planned the trip through Sri Lanka’s leading wildlife tour company, Bird and Wildlife Team, https://www.birdandwildlifeteam.com, which has built an excellent reputation in over 25 years in the field. If you are planning a wildlife trip the most important consideration is the quality of the guides. BWT claims to have the best and our guide, Dulan Ranga Vidanapathirana, certainly justified the claim. We have taken numerous wildlife trips in many parts of the world and have often been fortunate to have had excellent guides but Dulan was easily one of the best. Not only is he an excellent spotter with an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject and a published research scientist who has been involved in discovering several species that are new to the country, he is also patient, thoughtful, determined, good humoured, good company, good with people and very hard-working. He had friends and contacts everywhere we went and took us to numerous locations that the ordinary tourist would not have access to. Above all, we had many excellent wildlife sightings, including numerous rare and hard-to-find species that we would never have found without him. As for BWT, they were friendly and efficient and willing to go the extra mile to arrange a bespoke tour to suit our personal interests. The accommodation they arranged was almost entirely in modern, well managed hotels that were ideally situated as bases for each leg of the trip, food and service were generally excellent and the staff were unfailingly friendly and courteous. Indeed, Sri Lanka has a reputation for being a very friendly, easy-going destination which makes the recent (Easter 2019) terrorist incidents all the more tragic. It is to be hoped that the situation in the country will return to normal before long and when it does we would certainly recommend a visit and, if you are a wildlife enthusiast, contact Bird and Wildlife Team and ask for Dulan by name. Much has been written in these pages about the crowds at Yala National Park and the bad behaviour of some whale-watching boats at Mirissa. Again, even if you are a general tourist thinking of adding a couple of nights in these places, we would suggest asking BWT to arrange it. We visited both locations during our trip and had excellent experiences.

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