The best Ecotourism locations in the world offer travelers the unique possibility to experience rare and unusual flora and wildlife. At the same time Travelers can volunteer and help the local communities. Ecotourism is responsible travel with an emphasis on saving the environment.
The best Ecotourism locations are:
Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, Placencia, Belize. The reserve located 36 kilometers off Placencia, is protected by the Southern Environmental Association, an NGO dedicated to environmental stewardship. Gladden is one of the few places on Earth where humans can swim with whale sharks. They arrive during full moons from March to June drawn by the mass spawning of coral polyps.
Bako National Park, Kuching, Island of Borneo, Malaysia. Borneo is home to six percent of global diversity even if it occupies only one percent of the world’s land. The National Park contains almost every type of vegetation in Borneo and is probably the best place to see wildlife.
Caiman Ecological Refuge, Miranda, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. The worlds largest wetlands almost 534 square kilo¬metres of forest, fields and waterways. Travelers can canoe, ride horses with Brazilian cowboys, known as Panta¬neiros, and take nature walks and sleep in Eco-lodges.
Makalali Game Reserve, South Africa.The Siyafunda Bush experience allows visitors to tend camp in the wilderness learn bush survival, navigation and biodiversity conservation. Surrounded by big game such as elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards volunteers can help with invasive plant clearing, road maintenance and habitat rehabilitation.
Phang Nga Province, Thailand The Thailand Coast Marine Expedition offers visitors various volunteer opportunities that include sea-turtle research, beach cleaning, mangrove planting or teaching English to children while at the same time they can spent time also to the Khao Sok National Park.
Samoa, South Pacific. The island’s beautiful coastline, with coral reefs, marine wildlife and the rain-forest covered volcanic slopes is one of the most beautiful in the world. Travelers can enjoy fishing, surfing, diving and various cultural exhibits.
Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) Conservancies, Northern Kenya This drought-ravaged land that barely supported its population ins the home of the NRT conservancies that support sustainable tourism. Lodges offer top-notch accommodations, food and opportunities to trek, track wildlife and learn bush lore.Places to stay include Saruni Lodge, Il’Ngwesi Ecolodge, Kitich Camp and Tassia Lodge.
Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, British Columbia , Canada. The river system forms the eponymous park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tatshenshini-Alsek Park’s 9,580 square kilometers provide travelers the opportunity to raft, hike and see wildlife and unusual flora.
Kihavah Island, Maldives. El Nino’s high temperatures killed about 90 percent of the Maldives’ coral reefs.In Kihavah, a luxury vacation combines coral adoption by allowing visitors to sponsor a frame where coral will be transplanted by a marine biologist.