Cattle farming shows a fourteen Rand per hectare profit whereas the Sabie Sand Game Reserve generates seven hundred Rand per hectare. But the PO (BAFMAPA) running the tour … Mangrove Ecotourism Sites . Eco tourism, natural resources, cultural heritage, rural lifestyle and an integrated tourism is a type of local economic activities. ECOTOURISM - IMPACTS, POTENTIALS and Possibilities - book PDF Ecotourism Society Founded in 1990, Network NGO Dedicated to promoting ecotourism Members from around the world(over 90 countries): tour operators, lodge owners, affiliated businesses, universities, NGOs, associations, professionals, travelers. Ecotourism Concept and Development 2 7 . Existing Sites 1. During that time, increasing environmental awareness and a desire to travel to natural locations as opposed to built up tourist locations made ecotourism desirable. Investing to attract foreign visitors can be risky as it is vulnerable to product substitution and strong competition. NOTE: THIS IS AN UNSOLICITED CONTRIBUTION. They note that "tropical rainforests are the country's greatest ecotourism assets due to their unique and special biodiversity and the great concern of the world community of the disappearance of these forests." Banacon Island – is the oldest mangrove based ecotourism site and one of the two destinations featured in Bohol Travel Guide. … A lion in a Kenyan game reserve today, is estimated to be worth five hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars ($ 575,000.00) in foreign revenue from game viewing. Since then, several different organizations specializing in ecotourism have developed and many different people have become experts on it. Ecotourism itself did not become prevalent as a travel concept until the late 1980s. IT HAS NOT BEEN VETTED BY THE FISH PROJECT NOR DOES IT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE FISH PROJECT, USAID O R DA-BFAR. 2 A. An ecotourism project, that meets the requirements of the international markets, tends to be based on heavy capital investment. Notes : *) Biosphere Reserves **) World Heritage Sites ***) Ramsar Sites 6 . Ecotourism generates fifty-eight times more revenue than cattle farming. While foreign visitors can provide the required hard currency, domestic visitors can help prevent the out flow of foreign exchange (Amat, 2002).