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Jan 2019

tourists listen to Gabonese guide discuss jungle botany
January 17, 2019

The ecotourism project aims to improve livelihoods in part by training locals as ecoguides with interpretive and administrative skills as well as a broader awareness of the ecotourism economy. The latter helps to empower local residents to ensure that revenues flow into the community—thereby increasing social and economic equality—rather than into the hands outside actors.

Ari blacksmith at work
January 10, 2019

Some guidebooks emphasize the area’s 'wilderness', 'primitiveness', and 'original culture' by focusing on the agro-pastoral society...