Menilik polemik proyek “Jurassic Park” di TN Komodo

Berdasarkan data terbaru dari Organisasi Pariwisata Dunia (World Tourism Organization – UNWTO), pada periode Januari hingga Agustus 2020 tercatat kedatangan wisatawan internasional di Asia Pasifik menunjukkan penurunan hampir 80% karena pembatasan perjalanan di seluruh dunia. Pandemi yang diikuti oleh krisis pariwisata global tentunya berdampak sangat besar pada Indonesia seperti di Taman Nasional Komodo (TNK). Di waktu bersamaan pemerintah memutuskan untuk menutup kawasan TNK sejak 26 Oktober hingga 30 Juni 2021.

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Conservation Travel Vs. Ecotourism

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Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (TIES, 1990)
If you guys previously know about Ecotourism, what about Conservation Travel?  There is no single definition on Conservation Travel even though it has been coined by several ecotourism and travel based websites to date. However, it does have strong relation to ecotourism as mentioned in The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) webpage. I guess if you talked about traveling based conservation, it would not only including nature sightseeing but also what you can give back to society at your travel destination.

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