Ecotourism

By: Matthew Shofner

What it is

Ecotourism- tourism where people go to see exotic, natural environments.

Ecotourism is important because it helps preserve endangered environments and it helps provide money for the economy of that area.

Cloud Forest of Costa Rica

Monteverde is a cloud forest in Costa Rica. It is on top of Costa Rica's continental divide and recieves regular moisture from the clouds, that are usually about ground level, which supports it's thousands of organisms. It is a reserve that tourists can visit, animals can live in, and scientists can due studies in.

The reserve recieves financial support from the tourists and political support, which keeps it running.

Ecotourism Adventures

Some things you could do while visiting are ziplining, hiking, horseback riding, or taking tours there and at local towns.