• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 33, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Eco-ethno Tourism in the District of Integrated Rancheria River Delta, La Guajira: An Option for Sustainable Environmental Management


Objective: This research was conducted in the district of Integrated Management (DMI) Rancheria River delta in the city of Riohacha; the purpose was to analyse the contribution of eco-etnoturistica activity for the preservation and/or recovery of this important ecosystem and the Wayuu indigenous culture settled in this area. Materials and Methods: Taking into account the above facts were analyzed within the community of the delta of the River Rancheria, with the designing of an array FODA, where participants identified the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, strengths and threats to the community to organize and undertake new challenges to improve their quality of life and improve environmental quality, preserve the ecosystem of the DMI and their ancestral culture. Finding: The result is a tool of the management and planning of similar projects, promoting to strengthen the actions of conservation, use and sustainable management of biodiversity, mangroves, and the adaptive capacity of coastal communities settled in the area. We conducted a participatory diagnosis that examined the environmental and cultural features of the area, to define sustainability indicators and establish the true potential. Applications: described the tourism potential in the Rancheria River delta with all its potential through planning tools, socio-cultural organization, articulation-district government and community management of tourist space for the development and better management of resources provided by this ecosystem. 

Keywords: Ecotourism, Environmental Sustainability, Ethno-Tourism, Rancheria River Delta


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