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Climate Change and Ecotourism in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Joana SalgueiroEmail author
  • Edison Barbieri
  • Fernando Morgado
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_122-1

Definitions

Ecotourism is now defined as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education (TIES 2015). It is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small-scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism. It means responsible travel to natural areas, conserving the environment, and improving the well-being of the local people. Its purpose may be to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights (TIES 2019).

Introduction

Tourism emerged in the nineteenth century, but it was after the Industrial Revolution that it evolved more as a result of increased purchasing power and following the needs and interests of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joana Salgueiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Edison Barbieri
    • 2
  • Fernando Morgado
    • 1
  1. 1.The Centre for Environmental and Marine, Studies (CESAM) and Department of BiologyUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de Pesca – APTA-SAAGoverno do Estado de São PauloBarra FundaBrasil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Londero Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil