The Nature Conservancy describes ecotourism as environmentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (and accompanying cultural features, both past and present) that promote conservation, have a low visitor impact, and provide for beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local peoples.
Angkor Zipline is the only permanent ecotourism adventure licensed to operate in Angkor Park and that is in large part because of our commitment to Ecotourism
Ecotourism is distinguished by its emphasis on conservation, education, traveler responsibility and active community participation. Specifically, Angkor Zipline honors this by:
- Promoting conscientious, low-impact visitor behavior and limiting each group to a maximum of 9 guests.
- Demonstrating sensitivity towards, and appreciation of, local culture and biodiversity by funding English teachers and supplies for over 100 children and monks daily. Included is a cook for over 50 children a day so they have breakfast daily.Drilling and placement of over 50 water wells for local villages. Solar projects include water filtration and solar power for country school class rooms so students have fans, lights and charging stations for computers.
- As for nature appreciation, each of our zipline eco-adventures includes a guided nature walk through the jungle. We sponsored a pleated Gibbon release program in Angkor Park. with the Wildlife Alliance and Department of Forestry.
Increased tourism to sensitive natural areas without appropriate planning and management can threaten the integrity of ecosystems and local cultures. We recognize our leadership role and that is why we proudly call our tours eco-adventures.