Mexico ecotourism and sustainable tourism in Mexico

Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

indexMexico has wonderful ground, air, and sea-based transportation, and these allow easy access to and within country. The world-famous cuisine of Mexico is noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavours.

Mexico has an abundance of flora and fauna, and is a veritable greenhouse of the world’s ecosystems. Mexico is home to 10% of the plant and animal species in the world.

Tourism is being regarded as one of Mexico’s top income generators as well as a catalyst for other sectors.

Mexico is one of those few countries in the Americas in which a formal agreement has been signed between the Tourism and Environmental Secretaries to collaborate. Now ecotourism and sustainable tourism are perceived not as outside imports, but as compatible with Mexican traditional values.

Mexico’s protected areas cover more than 12% of the national territory. The country has a national tourism strategy in protected areas and a reforestation effort which work together with the parks through the offices of CONAFOR, the National Forest Commission.

Individual travelers have always raved about the natural wonders of Mexico. Whether it is birds or whales, Mexico has always fascinated travelers from around the world.

Until recently, many protected areas and biosphere reserves of Mexico were simply off-limits to tourism. The government tried to keep these areas free of visitors due to the lack of qualified park guides and protection. Tourism was also kept low because many such protected areas are far from the main tourism corridors to attract visitors. Today what was remote – for example, the Riviera Maya – is being developed with mixed reviews in terms of environmental conservation and local consultation.


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