Organizing a Symposium on the Role of Ecotourism in Sustainable Development
An-Najah's Ecology Friends Association recently organized a symposium on the role of ecotourism in sustainable development. The event was attended by representatives of Palestine Association for Education and Environmental Protection, and Tourism Development Association as well as a number of An-Najah's staff, and students.
The symposium was held at the library's conference room in the New Campus, and hosted Mr. Muhannad Al-Saaydeh from the Auja Eco Center in Jericho.
Mr. Al-Saaydeh gave a presentation on tourism in Palestine. He also talked about ecotourism, and how it helps in community development by providing the alternate source of livelihood to local community which is more sustainable.
The symposium covered number of topics most important are sustainable tourism, the definition of ecotourism, its forms, and ecotourism impact on economy, society and environment.