INTERNATIONAL ECOLDOGE GUIDELINES
ecolodge is an accommodation facility that satisfies
at least five of the criteria listed below, three of
which must embody the main principle of ecotourism;
that of conservation of neighboring lands, benefits
to local communities and interpretation to both local
population and guest:
in the conservation of the surrounding flora and fauna.
to work together with the local community.
interpretative programs to educate both its employees
and tourists about the surrounding natural and cultural
alternative, sustainable means of water acquisition
and reduces water consumption.
for careful handling and disposal of solid waste and
its energy needs through passive design and renewable
traditional building technology and materials wherever
possible and combines there with their modern counterparts
for greater sustainability.
minimal impact on the natural surroundings during
into its specific physical and cultural contexts through
to sustainable local community development through
education programs and research.