The proposed project was to be located on the Red River along the Louisiana Boardwalk.
Since its conception, many governments within the Developing World have embraced and encouraged ecotourism as a means of attracting foreign investment and exchange.
To be sure, the promotion of ecotourism in Costa Rica has led to several desirable outcomes. For example, the continued expansion of ecotourism has created opportunities for income generation and employment, at both the national and local levels.
Additionally, ecotourism has provided greater incentives for natural resource conservation in the form of state-protected areas and private lands. As a result, natural resource conservation is on the rise. Finally, heightened emphasis has been placed on environmental education.
As a result, fragile sites of ecological or cultural significance have been exposed to the threat of degradation by unregulated tourism development and over-visitation.
Clearly ecotourism is a multi-dimensional, complex practice that has resulted in tradeoffs, in costs and benefits for Costa Rica. All the same, it is a practice that is being promoted with increasing fervor by the Costa Rican government and the tourism industry. But how long can this practice sustain itself?
For that purpose, tourism, environmental, and economic transitions are critically researched, with an emphasis on how these transitions interrelate.
Findings and conclusions around the benefits and disadvantages of ecotourism are presented.
Based on these findings, this paper attempts to articulate creative and proactive policy measures for mitigating the drawbacks associated with ecotourism. Before entering into a detailed description of the various dimensions of ecotourism in Costa Rica, it is useful to have a clear understanding of what ecotourism is.
Essentially, critics believed that mass tourism -- characterized by package deals to familiar destinations, limited interaction with local populations, high levels of security, and a contrived experience with local life and culture -- was resulting in adverse ecological and socio-cultural effects, the results of which were only beginning to be observed.
These critiques emerged at a time when a larger, more global environmental movement was beginning to take shape. Eventually, this movement culminated in the creation of the report of the Bruntland Commission, which introduced the world to the notion of sustainable development.
This report also provided the first working definition for environmentally sustainable tourism, also known as alternative tourism, which differs from mass tourism in that it is characterized by a higher degree of risk, novelty, and interaction with local cultures.
Ecotourism is a form of alternative tourism which aims to achieve economic gain through natural resource preservation. It does not necessitate multi-billion dollar investments. Local, small businesses and entrepreneurs can successfully fulfill the demands of ecotourism, especially in the areas of lodging and food services.
As a result, ecotourism has become incredibly popular within the Developing World, particularly as a means of stimulating economic development. Struggling with severe balance of payments difficulties, ecotourism provides these countries with the opportunity to earn foreign exchange without destroying their environmental resource base.
For many destinations within the Developing World, ecotourism is becoming the most important tourism market segment. An Introduction to Ecotourism in Costa Rica Costa Rica is one Developing Country that has taken advantage of and benefited from the promotion of ecotourism.
That success is illustrated in a variety of ways. For example, sincetourism revenues in Costa Rica have grown significantly as can be seen in Figure 1 Tourism Transition in Costa Rica,International Receipts.
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