The Philippines is indeed a country with ‘megadiversity’. the need to conserve and protect the country’s biodiversity while supporting the livelihood of local communities, ecotourism is considered as an alternative approach. This manual, therefore, aims to:
- · provide a guideline on how to make ecotourism work at the community level;
- · cultivate local talents, skills, and indigenous knowledge, and translate the into productive community-based ecotourism enterprise; and
- · integrate and mainstream ecotourism, including its processes and technologies, into their specific needs without compromising local culture.