#4 You Will Be Helping Animal Conservation
There are many species which have become extinct or which are nearing extinction. This is particularly true in areas which are major destinations in the Eco-Tourism industry. It is very important that steps are taken to stop the extinction of any animal species as all have a role to play in the global community.
If you are taking local tours as an Eco-Tourist you will be helping the animals. Tours organized in this way are sure to be respectful of the animals and take steps to minimize the impact upon the environment as much as possible. You will be bringing money to the local community so that they can help preserve the wildlife in their environment. Another way in which you will be helping is that you will undoubtedly be much more aware of the importance of saving and protecting animals in the wild. There is nothing like seeing animals in their natural habitat. These once in a lifetime experiences will have an impact on how you view the world, and the more people who speak out about the importance of conservation, the better.
#5 Eco-Tourism is Life Changing
We may get tired of hearing our friends talk about their latest cruise or their trip to Walt Disney World, but we will never stop wanting to hear about their fascinating trip to Costa Rica. You will return from your Eco-Tourism experience with a new outlook on the world. You will most likely want to share your enthusiasm with family and friends. Before you know it you are recommending Eco-Tourism to anyone who is interested enough to listen. You will want to spread the word as you have had such an amazing experience.
The experiences that you have will not be in a cooker cutter hotel. You will not be eating chain restaurant food. You will be experiencing things in a very different way. That can be life changing.