Flashcards in The Galapagos Islands Deck (17):
What are the 5 principles of ecotourism?
1. minimize impact on the environment
2. build environmental and cultural awareness
3.provide positive experiences for hosts and visitors
4. provide direct financial benefit for conservation
5. provide financial benefits and empowerment for locals
1000km west of Ecuador
How many volcanic islands does it have?
Since 1930 90% of the island has been designated as a what?
When did it become the first WESCO world heritage site?
What does it contain?
Most fragile and precious ecosystems
What are some of the reasons to visit? (4)
-Trek the rainforest
-Talk to locals
-Eat local food
What is the benefit of using local food?
Less food miles
What do the tourists arrive in after leaving the ships?
How many tourists are allowed ashore at once?
What information do the locals share with the tourists? (3)
What activities can the tourists participate in under the provision of the locals? (4)
-Underwater sea dives
How much does it costs for an 8 day cruise(excluding plane charges)?
How much money does the Galapagos Conservation Trust receive from every visitor?
Where do the tourists stay?
- Small guest houses which employ local people
What type of energy is used?