ecotourism

[ek-oh-toor-iz-uhm, ee-koh‐]
noun
tourism to places having unspoiled natural resources, with minimal impact on the environment being a primary concern.

Origin:
1985–90; eco- + tourism

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ecotourism (ˈiːkəʊˌtʊərɪzəm)
 
n
tourism that is designed to contribute to the protection of the environment or at least minimize damage to it, often involving travel to areas of natural interest in developing countries or participation in environmental projects
 
'ecotourist
 
n

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Main Entry:  ecotourism
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See nature tourism
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Word Origin & History

ecotourism
by 1989, from eco- + tourism. Related: Ecotourist.
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Example sentences
The team will be advising on alternative sources of funding including
  ecotourism.
Meanwhile, ecotourism provides the bulk of the funding needed to keep these
  critically endangered primates alive.
Existence values persist after the transient and localized benefits of
  ecotourism.
Around the country, ecotourism efforts are underway targeting specific needs.
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