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The Rise of Community Focused Marine Tourism in the WIO by Taylor Mayol

Taylor Mayol writes  "Community-based marine conservation tourism is a rapidly growing market sector in the western Indian Ocean, particularly as the region is emerging as a top tourist destination. It taps into the unique combination found along many of the region’s coasts – extreme poverty in a setting of extreme beauty. In such an environment, tourism can combat poverty and conservation obstacles simultaneously, while providing a unique experience for adventurous tourists looking to contribute in a meaningful way."