Moving from illegal logging to ecotourism

Ulot Watershed Model Forest (Philippines). In 2006, the Model Forest helped local residents build an ecotourism business focused on river activities using boats previously involved in illegal logging. The Ulot River cruise/TORPEDO boat riding activities are gaining popularity among local and foreign tourists. They also provide a sustainable livelihood for local residents while serving as a venue for raising awareness of environmental issues and forest protection.

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