is the travel through and enjoyment of the natural world, its seasonal
cycles and events, carried out in a manner that promotes the protection
of natural and human communities and consideration for those who will
inherit our world.
Community leaders, public
officials, agencies, and others who are interested in sustainable
nature tourism will find tools to get started and links to other
nature tourism industry is directly related to the type, amount
and quality of natural capital in community. Natural capital of
any given area provides valuable ecosystem services such as flood
control, airflow and quality, soil fertility, biological diversity,
aesthetics and recreation potential. Think of your natural capital
as the foundation for a healthy community - its social structure
and economic vitality all interrelated.
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Nature Tourism? The Benefits
- The Business
of Nature Tourism
- Who are
the Nature Tourists?
Tourist statistics, demographics
- Case Studies:
Community Success Stories
Process for Creating a Community Nature Tourism Site
Tourism in Washington
- Plan a
Nature Tourism Trip in Washington
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