Cashing in on Paradise (1991)

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  • Country

    Great Britain

  • Year

    1991

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Synopsis

Considers the pros and cons of "ecotourism", and whether in some cases it could have just as devastating effect as conventional environmental damage. The coral reefs of areas of Belize are considered, and the adverse effects tourists coming to the area, even with the best of intentions, have created. Also, looked, however, are the more potentially successful schemes already in operation in rain forest and baboon/monkey sanctuary areas, involving members of the local community in catering for visitors and caring for the assets that bring them.

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