2 thoughts on “Ecotourism: not a win-win for the local people

  1. Thanks for these three articles!

    I live very far from Seattle, but I’ll comment anyway. I’d say it’s impossible for a tourist to find out if “ecotourism” is as beneficial as it could be. At least in East Africa you will always be accompanied by some kind of guide making sure you’ll only hear what you should hear.

    Participating in Internet discussion forums, I got to know about an American tour operator that had acquired its own “nature refuge” in Loliondo, Tanzania. I’ve looked into this issue, and also got plenty of “information” from the company itself, and a couple of months ago I went to Loliondo to ask as many people on the ground as possible, but unfortunately this led to me being declared a “prohibited immigrant” in Tanzania. Here I’ve written about this: http://termitemoundview.blogspot.com/2010/03/sukenya-farm-conflict-what-thomson.html

  2. Thanks for these three articles!

    I live very far from Seattle, but I’ll comment anyway. I’d say it’s impossible for a tourist to find out if “ecotourism” is as beneficial as it could be. At least in East Africa you will always be accompanied by some kind of guide making sure you’ll only hear what you should hear.

    Participating in Internet discussion forums, I got to know about an American tour operator that had acquired its own “nature refuge” in Loliondo, Tanzania. I’ve looked into this issue, and also got plenty of “information” from the company itself, and a couple of months ago I went to Loliondo to ask as many people on the ground as possible, but unfortunately this led to me being declared a “prohibited immigrant” in Tanzania. Here I’ve written about this: http://termitemoundview.blogspot.com/2010/03/sukenya-farm-co