Ecotourism

Ecotourism

Ecotourism supports the conservation of agro-biodiversity through education, generating funds for conservation activities, and providing alternate income for villagers. TABI currently supports three ecotourism subprojects (but one is classified as an Aquatic subProject) to provide these benefits to villagers and to assist in the conservation of the agro-biodiversity resources of Laos.

 

Expected Impacts of the Subprojects:

On Agro-Biodiversity

  • Ecotourism educates visitors on the importance of agro-biodiversity
  • These activities lead to the valuing of many different natural resources by local people - if the natural resource can provide more money to villagers when it is used as a tourist attraction it is likely to be conserved into the future
  • The development of conservation areas for ecotourism and conservation is a win-win for livelihoods and agro-biodiversity.

On Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction

  • Ecotourism activities can provide high incomes for participating villages
  • Diversification into tourism activities leads to more resilient village livelihoods
  • Income generated from tourism can offset perceived income losses due to the establishment of conservation areas.
 
 

 

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 Current Subprojects

Project name

District

 Province 

 Number of villages 

 Number of households

 Partner 

Promotion of fish reserve for tourism (#31)

Et, Sobhao

Houaphan

1

380

PAFO

Total

1

380