Ever wondered what exactly ecotourism is? How it gets developed? Many countriesÂ use ecotourism as a tool to conserve protected areas as well as provide supplemental income to people that often live in rural communities nearby protected areas.Â One of the best ways to learn about a process is to follow someone’s journey through it.
The founder of The International Ecotourism Society, and principal of EplerWood International, Megan Epler Wood, is going through that very process right now. She is in Bangladesh, working with local people on an ecotourism strategy for the Teknaf Peninsula on the Bay of Bengal. You can follow her blog, A Day in the Life of an Ecotourism Consultant, which started in January. She is now on her second trip, exploring among other fascinating parts of the country the famous Sundarbuns, where the world’s largest population of Bengal tigers resides.