|Ecotourism, according to the International Ecotourism Society, is "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people."
According to the IUCN it is "environmentally responsible travel and
visitation to relatively undisturbed natural areas, in order to enjoy
and appreciate nature (and any accompanying cultural features—both
past and present) that promotes conservation, has low negative visitor
impact, and provides for beneficially active socioeconomic involvement
of local populations."
Ecotourism is more narrowly focused than
geotourism but shares with it the motivational element of community
See also geotourism.