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It may seem like a new phenomenon, but ecotourism history has been around for more than 200 years when Alexander von Humboldt and botanist Aimé Bonpland traveled across Central and South America.  Since then, eco-conscious explorers have endeavored to support ecotourism that incorporates the values of S.E.E. (namely social empowerment, economic viability, and environmental responsibility) and positively impact communities

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Ecotourism History

Infographic of Ecotourism History
[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Ecotourism

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  1. Interesting. I never knew ecotourism had such a long history. Though the voyage of the Beagle would have been more for scientific research and a thirst for knowledge than environmental preservation. New Zealand is not on that list. We need to work harder to inform people about its unique environment and friendly people

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