Ecotourism

How Ecotourists Can Avoid Getting Greenwashed

— These resources and tips help ensure that eco-minded travelers' dollars make a difference for wildlife and local people.
Two Scarlet Macaws chicks sit in their nest in the cavity of a quamwood tree in Belize's Chiquibul Forest. Camilla Cerea/Audubon

Meet the Brave Bodyguards Protecting Belize’s Scarlet Macaws From Poachers

— To keep macaw chicks safe, a team of rangers spends night and day watching over the birds’ nests and homes.
Wayuu indigenous students and teacher Alvaro Jaramillo are bird watching in La Guajira, Colombia this past June. The program teaches locals to become tour guides for travelers interested in spotting birds. Carlos Villalon

Colombia’s First Caribbean Birdwatching Trail Attracts Attention

— The path aims to contribute with the conservation of endangered species and their habitats, while benefitting the locals financially.