In the article I read called, “Ecotourism, natural resource conservation proposed as allies to protect natural landscapes” talks about how environmentalists should team up with ecotourists to help preserve nature. In the article they talk about how environmentalists usually hate the idea of teaming up with ecotourist, since that usually means that people will be hiking all over the protected land, but new evidence supports the notion that it is beneficial for them to team up.
The main appeal for this team work is because of the economic boost that tourism brings to the table. in the article they say that the tourism industry brings in about 7.6 trillion a year. They also said that it produces some 200 million jobs globally. In the article they talk about how many people sell plots of land that have unrealized potential for ecotourism.