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Environmental Education and Ecotourism

  • This work covers wetland ecotourism

  • This book focus is on education and ecotourism

  • This book considers ecotourism in developing nations


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 1-5
  3. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 7-11
  4. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 13-20
  5. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 21-25
  6. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 27-31
  7. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 33-38
  8. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 39-43
  9. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 45-49
  10. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 51-56
  11. Fernando Ramírez, Josefina Santana
    Pages 57-59

About this book


Ecotourism is an important field of tourism that has bridged environmentally friendly practices and the tourism industry worldwide. Today, ecotourism has become an important revenue sector for stakeholders and communities. It has provided numerous solutions as a suitable tourism type, but has also caused environmental impacts. Recently, ecotourism has become important in developing countries offering a sustainable practice i.e. ecologically-friendly minimizing the impacts caused by other tourism practices. Education is a key aspect for ecotourism because it has provided a dialogue between communities, stakeholders, researchers, citizens and eco-tourists. Education has provided a framework for any ecotourism practice, because it encourages the basic know how and principles for a environmentally friendly practice. Education is a core aspect in ecotourism because it can provide the necessary momentum to encourage the common citizen to become aware of ecotourism practices and perform responsible ecotourism. This SpringerBrief focuses on the principles of ecotourism such as relevance of the field, origin, fundamental aspects, definitions, philosophy, implications in biodiversity conservation and environmental impacts. Special emphasis is also given to the interaction between ecotourism and education and it is supported by recent publications from the authors.


Wetlands Principles Philosopy National Parks Biodiversity Conservation Indigenous Ecotourism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ResearcherBogotáColombia
  2. 2.School of CommunicationUniversidad PanamericanaJaliscoMexico

Bibliographic information

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“The book is well written, contains numerous colour figures and photographs (mostly good to excellent) throughout. In our opinion, this book has strong appeal to students, readers and researchers of both environmental education and ecotourism. This book is both a worthy and weighty contribution to these fields.” (Mohamed Abioui, Monica Maria Axini, Dan Razvan Popoviciu and Ashwani Kumar Dubey, Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Vol. 24, 2021)

“The book is accessible to a wide range of readers, and stands in contrast to the more jargon-heavy literature in this genre.” (Paul H. Mason, Australian Journal of Environmental Education, Issue (1-2), 2020)