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As an extension of his graduate research, David Schaller of Educational Web Adventures has put together this resource on "indigenous ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon." Using online games and activities, users explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon and learn about the rainforest and its inhabitants. Through a series of questions and color photos, the site leads users down several lines of thought until they are eventually planning and managing a locally-controlled ecotourism project. While the site represents a well-intentioned learning tool and addresses several important points, the content (and Right/ Wrong format) is decidedly biased towards ecotourism and can tend to elide the conflicting complexities of such enterprises. Overall, this site could be a nice teaching tool, however, especially if its "Developed country" perspective is discussed (and not obscured) as part of the learning exercise.
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