Dominica Eco Lodges-Tours
Caribbean – Ecotourism in Dominica
The Commonwealth of Dominica, aptly known as The Nature Isle, is filled with incredible nature: Tropical scenery, stunning beaches, forests, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, hot and cold springs, and a wide variety of stunning flora and fauna, including several unique species to Dominica, and 2 indigenous parrots. With a typically tropical climate of abundant sunshine and rainfall, it is the ideal ecotourism and adventure destination in the Caribbean.
The people are warm and friendly, and their cuisine is as diverse as their origins.
The Commonwealth of Dominica was the first country in the world to be officially bench marked by Green Globe, who uses 3rd party verificationm, as an ecotourism destination under their community standard.
There are currently three national parks and two forest reserves, and there are plans to increase these numbers, in order to undertake a comprehensive biodiversity study : organizing and expanding local flora and fauna, strengthening the research efforts and reviewing existing legislation.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica’s first national park, was established in 1975. When it was opened, its primary function was to protect samples of the island flora and fauna. It now covers more than 17,000 acres of land and has recently been declared a World Heritage Site of outstanding universal value.
Ecotourism became a major part of the Dominica economy with the collapse of the banana industry in the late 1990’s.
Today’s tourism in Dominica includes a great deal of community and nature tourism, ensuring that at least some of the new tourist dollars are spread amongst those who really need it.
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