CHILE: A GREEN TOURISM AND BIODIVERSITY RISING POWERHOUSE

With a deep green geography, a great variety of climates, and numerous ecosystems, Chile has been on the path to becoming a green tourism powerhouse, also known as sustainable tourism, for many years.

One fact that confirms this is that nearly 22% of the domestic territory is part of the National System of State Protected Wildlife Areas, which means that Chile is increasingly promoting the protection of its environmental heritage, the latter consisting of 43 National Parks, 45 National Reserves, and 18 Natural Monuments.

But what is green or sustainable tourism? According to the World Tourism Organization, it is a tourism activity that must guarantee the optimal use of environmental resources, respecting essential ecological processes, and helping with the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity through activities that are sustainably managed by the local community to ensure viable economic activities in the long term.

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