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[ek-oh-too r-iz-uh m, ee-koh‐] /ˌɛk oʊˈtʊər ɪz əm, ˈi koʊ‐/

tourism to places having unspoiled natural resources, with minimal impact on the environment being a primary concern.
tourism that is designed to contribute to the protection of the environment or at least minimize damage to it, often involving travel to areas of natural interest in developing countries or participation in environmental projects

See nature tourism

by 1989, from eco- + tourism. Related: Ecotourist.


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