1. We seek environmentally sustainable economic growth while minimizing visitor impacts on wildlands, wildlife, Native cultures, and local communities by offering literature, briefings, leading by example, taking corrective action or other appropriate means.
  2. Travel modes and facilities used maintain a low impact on the natural environment; tour use is sustainable over time without significantly altering the resource or negatively affecting the experience.
  3. We provide direct benefits to the local economy and local inhabitants thereby providing an incentive for local support and preservation of wild areas and wildlife habitat.
  4. We seek appropriate means to minimize their effects on the environment in all phases of their operations including office practices.
  5. We ensure that managers, staff and contract employees know and participate in all aspects of company policy to prevent impacts on the environment, Native cultures, and local communities.
  6. There is an educational emphasis and purposeful desire for travelers to learn about the natural and cultural history of the places they visit.
  7. There is a formula for the business and guests to contribute to local non-profit efforts for environmental protection.
  8. The travel is in the spirit of appreciation, participation, and sensitivity. At some point, a tour group becomes too large to be considered “ecotourism.”
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