The preferred destinations for eco-tourism

An interesting survey was published last night by Datamonitor on Eco-tourism. We have learned a few interesting things inlcluding the fact that the most important destinations for eco-tourism are not exactly the ones we thought of:

In fact, the top players of the ecotourism market are Ecuador, Costa Rica, Belize, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Nepal and Australia, the last being the market leader in terms of ecotourism certification. However, the trend has spread across the globe and ecotourism lodges and tours were to be found in 2008 in most countries with a nature-based tourism industry, from Laos to Brazil.