Ecotourism can help protect our wondrous planet, giving locals an incentive to preserve it instead of plundering it to survive. But don't participate in activities that encourage locals to trap, imprison and abuse animals for your pleasure. This practice has been in the news for places in Asia (e.g., petting tiger cubs) and now it's taken off in the Amazon. Here's why we should all refuse to engage in these types of tourist activities. Don't hurt the creatures you went to honor.
Special Report: The Amazon Is the New Frontier for Deadly Wildlife Tourism - National Geographic