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Any venture is measured both by its successes and its failures.

Success stories can become templates for a responsible ecotourism strategy.

Mountain Gorilla Ecotour in east-Central AfricaThere are many different ways to measure the success of an ecotourism program--a reduction in wildlife poaching, a decrease in habitat loss, or an increase in the economic well-being of local communities. The jury is still out on the long-term effects of ecotourism, but the following links offer some positive examples of programs that seem to be headed in the right direction…

Arabian OryxBelize - Conservation PACT

Jordan - Arabian Oryx

Kenya - Il'Ngwesi Group Ranch

La Laguna - Flamingos

Peru - Harpy Eagles and Macaws

St. Lucia - Parrots

U.S.A. - Economics of Birdwatching

Zimbabwe - Save Valley Conservancy