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Uploaded on Friday 03 Jun 2011 by Peter Prokosch

Costa Rica is on the forefront in growing its reinforest protected areas

Year: 2010
From collection: World Forest Ecosystems
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Costa Rica has a long history of encouraging and facilitating sustainable tourism, and the country is at times referred to as ‘the birthplace of ecotourism’. This form of tourism is defined by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as one which “contributes actively to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage (…) includes local and indigenous communities (…) and interprets the natural and cultural heritage of the destination to visitors”. Canopy walkways give tourists a unique perspective into the rain forest.
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