Ecotourism: What can you do ?

Travel and tourism is a natural right of all people and is a crucial ingredient of world peace and understanding. With that right comes responsibilities, please whenever you travel, on business, pleasure or a bit of both, always bear in mind……
Ten Commandments of Eco Friendly Ethics
for Tourists and Travellers

(1) Respect the fragile earth - Always follow designated trails. Do not disturb animals, plants or their natural habitat. Remember, we have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we just borrow it from our children.
(2) Leave only footprints - Take only photographs and memories. Leave no litter or graffiti.
(3) Respect the privacy and dignity of others - Enquire before photographing and/or video-recording people.
(4) Cultivate the habit of listening and observing, rather than merely hearing and seeing.
(5) Cultivate the habit of asking questions rather than knowing all the answers.
(6) Discover the enrichment of seeing a different way of life through other eyes.
(7) Travel in a spirit of humility and with a genuine desire to learn more about the people of your host country, their customs, history, culture, language and the natural environment.
(8) Do not make promises to people in your host country unless you can carry them through.
(9) Spend time reflecting on your daily experience in an attempt to deepen your understanding. It has been said that what enriches you may rob and violate others.
(10) If you are looking for an experience of 'home away from home' it is foolish to waste your money on travelling.

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