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CafeLitt 89: Ecotourism in Iran

Fri 12 Sep 2008, 14:49, by , at Cafe SABA: 5124 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC (Map)

Subject: Ecotourism in Iran
Date: Thursday 18th Sept. , 20:00
Presented by: Negar Ghadimi

Place: Cafe Culturel SABA, 5124 Sherbrook Ouest, Montreal, QC
Metro: Vendome
Bus: 24 directly from Down town

17 Décarie, 37 Jolicoeur, 90 Saint-Jacques,102 Somerled, 104 Cavendish, 105 Sherbrooke, 124 Victoria

According to The International Ecotourism Society, beginning in 1990s, ecotourism has been growing 20% - 34% per year in the world. In 2004, ecotourism and nature tourism were growing globally three times faster than the tourism industry as a whole. This new industry has also affected Iran and made government and private businesses to take advantage of this opportunity. Because of climate variety and considerable biodiversity, Iran has a good potential for ecotourism development; however, since the main challenge of ecotourism is its sustainability there is a fear among people who are trying to conserve Iran's nature about possible negative impacts of ecotourism on Iran's environment if it is executed without complete respect to accepted principles and policies. If conducted in a true way, ecotourism can be a powerful tool to save small communities cultures, shrinking ecosystems and their wildlife.

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