A. Argument: Ecotourism has both negative and positive aspects that need to
be considered fully.
B. Ecotourism in Costa Rica is a good example of these pros and cons
II. What are the problems?
A. Conservation or commodofication
B. Disruption of Ecosystems
C. Question of Class
D. Affects on Indigenous cultures
III. What are the benefits?
A. Economic growth with smaller degradation
C. Sees nature as a valued resource
D. Allows indigenous culture some economic power
A. Asserting that both need to be taken into account
B. Holistic conclusion
Beletsky, Les, Costa Rica : the Ecotraveller's wildlife guide (San Diego: Academic Press, 1998)
Brandon, Katrina, "Ecotourism and conservation: a review of key issues" (Washington, D.C.: Global Environment Division, Environment Department, The World Bank, 1996)
Pleumarom, Anita, "The Political Economy of Tourism", Ecologist (Dorset, England: MIT Press July/Aug. 1994) pp. 142-148
Tangley, Laura "Rainforest For Profit: Businesses Sell Nuts, Tourism, and 'Carbon Storage", U.S. News & World Report (April 20, 1998) pp. 40+
Youth, Howard "Green Awakening in a Poor Country," WorldWatch (Worldwatch Institute, Sept./Oct. 1998) pp. 28-36
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