Commonwealth Ecotourism Hub

Ecotourism is responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.

The Commonwealth Ecotourism Hub unites conservation, communities, and sustainable travel and follows ecotourism principles:

  • Minimize physical and social impact
  • Generate environmental and cultural awareness
  • Create positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
  • Produce direct financial benefits for conservation
  • Find ways to realise financial benefits for local people and private industry
  • Be sensitive to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climates
  • Construct low-impact facilities
  • Recognise the rights and values of the Indigenous People and work in partnership with them