Developing and has one of the strongest environmental

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developing and has one of the strongest environmental consciousnesses already in action throughout the Costa Rican community. More points include: states should work together for the environment, unsustainable projects should be eliminated, states should educate their citizens on environmental and set regulations to protect the environment, states should support each other economically and through shared education, states should encourage citizens to have a personal responsibility for the environment, indigenous groups must be considered and respected, and states should work together. One of the most important goals is this: peace, development, and environmental protection are interdependent. The preceding goals are only just a few of the Rio Declaration. These highlighted points are some of the few that ecotourism has the ability to succeed and lead the way to achieving these goals. Costa Rica, with its shining ecotourism industry, has done a better job than most in working with the declaration. Agenda 21 also came from the Earth Summit. This document provides voluntary guidelines for sustainable development. It differs from the Rio Declaration in that it has no countries that are bound to following its principles. There are four major components of the document, beginning with social and economic ideas. It discusses decreasing poverty, changing consumption, promoting health and achieving a more sustainable population. The second article explains the concern for the atmospheric protection, combating deforestation, protection and conservation, pollution control, and radioactive waste. The third discusses the roles of women and youth, Non-governmental Organizations, local authorities, and other roles of workers including indigenous people and farmers. The fourth article includes information about developing sciences, technology, education, international institutions, and financial mechanisms. Costa Rica’s ecotourism industry plays a huge part in carrying out these aspects of Agenda 21 through the goals that ecotourism has already set out to complete.
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Although the ideal example of ecotourism would have locally owned hotels and related businesses, there has been an increased amount of success in businesses with foreign owners. This is due to the lack of personal finances many locals in Costa Rica can afford to spend. Ecotourism is not a cheap business to begin if one wants to be a contender in the formal market. To begin with, it takes a certain amount of money to gain the correct certifications and legal rights to own a business. It then takes a great deal more to have ecotourism certifications beneath one’s business. Furthermore, there is a push to have continued advances in areas of ecological conservation within almost every certification program. Local contenders tend to have a more difficult task of doing so than foreign owners.
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