How does ecotourism affect ecosystems?

“Ecotourism has been hailed as a sustainable economic driver and a force for environmental conservation, but a new report says we also need to account for the possible adverse effects of visitation to relatively wild spaces.

“In a new report published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, researchers said all of those interactions between wild animals and friendly ecotourists eager to snap their pictures may inadvertently put some animals at greater risk of being eaten.

“It’s clear that the ecotourism business is booming.”  summitcountyvoice.com

GR:  Leopold (1949) wrote about some of the harmful effects of ecotourism under the heading “recreation.”  Few people have heard of Leopold, or have enough respect for animals and nature to care.

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