Ecotouring Out of Africa

What do the ministers of tourism from Senegal, Burkino Faso, Togo, Zaire, Madagascar and Zambia have in common? They’re all interested in “ecotourism”—the movement to promote tourism in wild and wonderful places and to reform the industry so that it treads more lightly on these natural areas. Ecotourism has other benefits too-attracting tourists to see and photograph Africa’s magnificent wildlife, for example, is a potential moneymaker for debt ridden countries where better health care and food are needed.