Community Based Tourism in the Andes

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Chimborazo

TreeHugger has discussed the Amazonian Rainforest, its attractions and the threats it faces, and visited two eco-lodges that have been working with the Rainforest Alliance. But native communities in other parts of Ecuador are under threat as well, primarily by the attractions of the big city and the lack of work at home.

The Rainforest Alliance goes beyond its name to work in the Andes as well, in the Chimborazo region, named after one of the world's highest volcanos.

Our earlier posts:The Wildlife of Ecuadorian Amazonia (Slideshow)
Eco-Tourism or Oil? The Sani People Choose. (slideshow)
Is Eco-Tourism a Contradiction in Terms? Not When You Consider the Alternatives

Credit: Lloyd Alter