Responsible ecotourism

Responsible ecotourism refers to a form of sustainable tourism in which both the tourism sector and the tourists take responsibility in the protection, respect, and conservation of the natural environment and the local culture and ways of life, and where community participation as well as economic benefits are fostered and pursued for the well-being of the local people and visitors. (Sec. 4(e), Balanga Wetland and Nature Park Responsible Ecotourism Act, Republic Act No. 11365, August 8, 2019; see also Sec. 4(i), R.A. No. 10866)