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Located in East-Central Africa, this “Land of Thousand Hills” is one of the smallest countries of the African mainland.

Rwanda has some amazing ecotourism spots that include the Volcanoes National Park, Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Akagera National Park.
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With San José as its capital, this rainforest-rich Central American country has coastlines along the Pacific and Caribbean.

Resorts and hotels in Costa Rica have received ratings from The Costa Rican Tourism Board's Certificate of Sustainable Tourism program. These hotels and resorts offer sustainable ecotourism amenities.
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Known for beautiful fjords, this Scandinavian country is has a rich culture and Viking history.

Norway has an intrinsic culture of sustainable living with Fjord Norway being one of the pilot destinations of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's program for ecotourism.
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This East African country has the Great Rift Valley running through it and is known for annual wildebeest migrations and safaris.

Kenya is rich with biodiversity due to its extensive grasslands as well as beaches, coral reefs, and mountains that offer the best ecotourism options.
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This southernmost continent is the site of the South Pole and is virtually uninhabited.

Every summer, tourists travel to Antarctica to glimpse at its exotic wonders. To ensure responsible tourism practices, the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators promotes environmentally-conscious and sustainable practices.
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This is the world’s largest tropical rainforest that extends across Brazil, Peru, and Colombia, among others.

Many tourism companies around the Amazon rainforests have natives as tourist guides to ensure the implementation of sustainable practices and promote the health of the ecosystem.
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This archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean is home to the Galapágos tortoise.

Due to its rich biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were declared as the first ever Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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Located in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, this island country was the backdrop for the “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit ” movie trilogies.

New Zealand's ecotourism options include Fiordland's Milford Sound, kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, whale watching in Kaikoura, Cape Palliser, and Tongariro National Park.
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This nation in the Micronesia region is famous for snorkeling and scuba-diving.

The Republic of Palau is known for dense forests, pristine beaches, and a coast rich with hundreds of species of fish and coral reefs.
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With its capital at Jakarta, this Southeast Asian country is known for the presence of Komodo dragons.

One of the most biodiverse places in the world, Indonesia's ecotourism spots include the Gunung Leuser National Park, which is home to a large number of orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and Sumatran rhinoceros.
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Known as the birthplace of reggae music, this Caribbean country’s capital is home to the Bob Marley Museum.

Bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae River, hiking across the Blue Mountains, and learning about the wetland ecosystem at Black River are some of the ecotourism highlights in Jamaica.
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The ruins of the massive stone temple complex Angkor Wat is in this Southeast Asian country.

Cambodia's ecotourism got a boost with the Chi Phat community-based ecotourism project started in the Cardamom Mountains by the Wildlife Alliance in 2007.
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This landlocked East African country is surrounded by Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan.

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda has a re-introduction project to conserve the population of wild rhinos, with tourists getting the opportunity to watch the white rhinos in their natural habitat.
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With pizza and pasta as its staple diet, the country is home to landmark structures and art.

Popular among skiing enthusiasts, South Tyrol in Italy has ski areas and resorts that are powered by electricity generated by renewable energy sources.
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This South Asian island country is located in the Indian Ocean and was called Ceylon by the British.

The Yala National Park in Sri Lanka spans across nearly 130,000 hectares comprising scrubs, grasslands, light forests, and lagoons. It is home to countless animals, and varieties of reptiles and birds.
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The iconic Petronas Twin Towers are located in this Southeast Asian country .

Sandakan and Pulau Tioman are two of the most popular ecotourism destinations with natural reserves and projects to protect endangered turtle species, orangutans, Bornean pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, and rare birds.
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This South American country is the largest exporter of coffee and home to soccer stars Pele and Ronaldo.

The town of Bonito in Brazil enforces strict sustainable tourism practices which has led the town to be awarded with the Best Destination for Responsible Tourism award.
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The iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho, and the Emerald Buddha Temple are in this Southeast Asian country.

With the dwindling population of its national animal, the elephant, Thailand's Elephant Nature Park in the jungles of Chiang Mai has been working towards the conservation and rescue of wild as well as domesticated elephants.
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This Central American country has Managua as its capital is situated between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Ometepe in Nicaragua is one of the well-known spots for ecotourism activities which include kayaking across the Nicaragua canal and discovering a vast range of flora and fauna.
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Its capital city is Manila and this Southeast Asian country shares borders with Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

One of the top ecotourism spots in the Philippines is Apo Island, where tourists can snorkel and swim with turtles. The island has numerous eco-luxury resorts that take measures to protect the environment and give back to the local communities.
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This country is famous for the paella, Sagrada Familia, and La Liga; the Spanish Soccer League.

Galicia, in the northwest region of Spain surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Cantabri Sea, is an off-the-beaten-path eco destination. The Way of Saint James is a Christian pilgrimage route popular for its wonderful natural environment and sustainable initiatives.
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This country is one of the best places to see the Northern lights from and borders Russia, Norway, and Sweden.

With sustainable tourism deeply ingrained in Finnish culture, Finland has a lot to offer to the environmentally-conscious tourist with the Helsinki islands being the most popular ecotourism spot.
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This country is home to Port wine and the star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Green Destinations, a non-profit foundation for sustainable tourism, has distinguished nearly seven spots in Portugal for being the most sustainable tourist destinations in Europe. These include Águeda, Oeste-Region, Azores, Cascais, and Lagos.
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With its capital being called Hanoi, this Southeast Asian country is known for Buddhist pagodas and a mausoleum dedicated to Ho Chi Minh.

Vietnam offers numerous ecotourism experiences which include boating along the Ngô Đồng River in Ninh Bình, trekking through Cát Tiên National Park and Ha Giang, boating on Ba Bể Lake, and biking through Mai Châu Town and Sa Pa.
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This country is known for its sprawling Mayan ruins and being the place where Tequila was first produced.

Mexico's ecotourism spots include Cabo Pulmo National Park, Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Akumal in Riviera Maya, Xilitla, Nevado de Toluca National Park, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, and Lagunas de Montebello National Park.
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Located on the eastern bank of the Jordan river, this Arab country is home to the famous archaeological site of Petra.

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature has developed a network of ecotourism-focused spots in Jordan; these include Jerash, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Ajloun Forest Reserve, Dibeen Forest Reserve, Dana Biosphere Reserve, and Azraq Wetland Reserve among others.
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Nelson Mandela was the former President of this country and is also considered the Father of the Nation.

South Africa is famous for its beautiful ecotourism spots such as Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Agulhas National Park, and the ?Ai-?Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
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With Santiago as its capital city, this South American country was home to the famous poet Pablo Neruda.

Chile has one of the most active ecotourism policies. The Chilean government has created the National System for Distinction of Sustainable Tourism to certify and award sustainable tourism ventures in the country.
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This is the world’s largest coral reef system and is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with numerous eco resorts, eco tour companies, and ecotourism spots including Pumpkin Island, Ocean Safari, Heron Island Resort, Green Island and so on.
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Called “the Outback”, this nation is home to Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, and Simon Baker.

Ecotourism thrives in Australia with some of the most well-known spots including the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Fraser Island, Phillip Island, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Ningaloo Reef, Daintree Rainforest, and Taronga Zoo.

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Ecotourism is the buzzword of the decade with countries sitting up and noting the need to take care of the environment. Take this quiz to find how well you know the ecotourist spots around the world.

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