General development trends in Ecuador: political and economic influences on conservation

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2001
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Ertolacci, Shauna
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Ertolacci, Shauna (2001), General development trends in Ecuador: political and economic influences on conservation. -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.31, p.52-65.

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Over the years, the government and military have had a particularly influential role in the construction of human development. Constant political unrest and a multitude of political leaders lead to a free-for-all in terms of social growth and economic development. It was not until the importance oftropical forests was realized that a more sustainable approach to development was employed. Eco-tourism and other new approaches found in wildlife reserves are just some examples of integrated approaches that need to be implemented across the globe in order to maintain the biodiversity of this planet. The goal of this paper is to examine the effects of Ecuadorian governmental policy on the environment, as well as to the forms of growth and development in Ecuador.

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