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1. moves communities from the margins to the mainstream; 2. builds local economy; 3. protects environment and habitat; 4. enhances cultural integrity; 5. respects diversity; 6. promotes cooperation and solidarity; 7.
builds infrastructure in harmony with landscape, nature, culture and people.
Perspectives and Strategies of Ecodevelopment Tourism:
Moving Communities from the Margins to the Mainstream
Building the local economy
Protecting environment and habitat
Enhancing cultural integrity, respecting diversity
Promoting solidarity through learning and exchange
March 8, 2014, Cocoon Boutique Hotel
Quezon City, Philippines