Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth, provides us with a wealth of natural resources that are extremely
important for the tourism sector. Biodiversity underpins places of beauty that are so often popular tourist
destinations, such as tropical forests, coast beaches and national parks, thus re-enforcing the notion that a
healthy natural environment is one of the world’s most important tourism attractions. Visiting nature also
serves to heighten awareness of its intrinsic value for us all.