For tourism, climate change is not a remote event, but a phenomenon that already affects the sector and certain destinations, in particular, mountain regions and coastal destinations among others. At the same time, the tourism sector is contributing to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), especially through the transport of tourists.
The growing international awareness about the fast pace of climate change taking place on our planet, together with the impacts that such changes are having on the natural environment, on humans and their economic activities have become evident.
TMATBOEY IBIS PROJECT
Description of the Site
Tmatboey is a small village found in the Preah Vihear province of Cambodia. It is located within the Kulen Promtep Wildlife sanctuary (KPWS) which is a well known protected area in Cambodia. The vegetation of the area is the r dipterocarp forest, a unique combination of forest and wetland, which has made the area a haven for different species of water birds including the critically endangered and rare White shoulder and the Giant Ibis. According to the 2005 population data from the Cambodian department of planning, Tmatboey is made up of about 203 families with an approximate number of about 881 people living in the village. The area covers about 25, 780 hectares of land and the main occupation of the local people is paddy rice farming. Some are also engaged in fishing and the collection of forest products.
The Ancient Roman Empire, one of the great and powerful ancient civilization span between the period of 27 BC to 476 AD. By the 8th BC and 1st AD, Rome grew from a little colony to an empire. It was one of the first civilizations to establish a government. As a result of this, they became united and powerful which led them to war with smaller states. These states when conquered became their territories. Trade, exchange of goods and wars, motivated travel and Tourism in the Roman Empire.The followings are some of the factors that promoted travel and tourism in the Ancient Roman Empire and the ways in which they contributed to the development of travel and tourism.
|Ecotourists in Musomagor forest (Ghana)|
In recent times, the quest for alternative forms of tourism to replace the traditional mass tourism phenomenon has resulted in new forms of tourism being proposed. Since the traditional mass tourism phenomenon was seen as being environmentally degrading, lacks respect for local culture, causes leakages and encourages the use of natural resources in an unsustainable manner, new forms of tourism were proposed to serve as an alternative to mass tourism. Prominent among these alternative forms of tourism is ecotourism.