Ecotourism_revision[1]

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1) Malham receives approx. 100,000 visits per year
2) 65% of houses in Malham are used as holiday homes
3) Eroded paths have been restored in the Goredale area with
money raised from the car park fees
4) Billboards have been encouraged in Malham to attract businesses
5) New jobs are created in the local coffee shop
6) The Farmer at Town Head Farm has opened a campsite charging
£10 a night per tent
7) Visitors park on the narrow village streets causing congestion.
This stops locals going about their activities & access for emergency
vehicles is severely restricted.
What can you remember about………?
As a group come
up with a
definition and
write in your
books
5mins
limit
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Minimise
negative
impacts of
tourism
Educate
visitors about
the
environment &
culture
Provide a
positive
experience for
both visitor &
host
Contribute to
conservation
efforts
Core definition:
Ecotourism is a branch
of sustainable tourism
which means conserving
the environment and
improves the well being
of local people.
Employ local
people & help
local community
financially
Cooperate with
local people to
manage natural
areas
During the clip write
notes on the
differences between
tourism and eco
tourism
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Choose one eco-tourist destination that you have
studied.
Explain how tourism has been managed to protect the
environment and the local people (6)
1) Wind and sun are used to produce electricity (1) which reducing the impact on the
environment.
2) Local women create tie dye and batik, or Jembe drums using hand made skills (1), there is a
shop where these are sold (1). 20% of profits go to local community (1)
3) The project has its own vegetable garden which protects the environment which grows such
crops as papaya, banana etc. this means they do not have to be flown into the camp (1).
Ducks are kept with provide eggs (1). The Gambians who run the gardens recycle everything
that they have a use for (1)
4) All the toilets are composting toilets which means all harmful substances to the
environment are removed (1)
5) Water is not wasted so that the camp is environmentally friendly- water is stored and used
for washing clothes, and watering the gardens (1) . Hot water is heated by the sun and only
lasts 5 mins to reduce waste (1).
6) The company employs 22 local people from Gunjur (1). The employees receive training and
are paid for the whole year, as usually this work is seasonal (1). They get medical and dental
care and the opportunity for promotion and careers (1).
Mark your
partners paper
THEN
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Does eco-tourism really work?
Discuss in your group the question
above and list 4 points that might be
a problem with eco-tourism.
(Refer to the case study where possible)
Be ready to feedback to the rest of
the class in 3 minutes
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