General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Ecotourism
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Barbara Maćkiewicz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 20


 Ecotourism classes begin on November 7th at 6.30 p.m., lecture room number 9

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Module aim (aims)

As ecotourism has gained a significant position in the tourism industry and, thus, is attracting more and more attention, the aim of the lecture is to familiarize students with contemporary tendencies in this field. The course will present the principles of ecotourism i.e. ecological principles;  human attitude and behaviour; the impact of ecotourism on natural resources, cultural resources and local communities; management and income distribution. Special attention will be paid to rural areas, mountains, forests wildlife sanctuaries.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge in tourism.


Week 1: Why ecotourism? Concept of ecotourism. Definitions & principles of ecotourism.

Week 2: Elements of ecotourism, ecotoursists, ecolodges.

Week 3: Ecotourism certificates. Ecolabelling and greenwashing.

Week 4:  Eco-agro tourism.

Week 5: Ecotourism Practices. Examples, inspirations & case studies.

Week 6: Ecotourism Practices. Examples, inspirations & case studies.

Week 7: Ecotourism Practices. Best practice guidance.

Week 8: Developing an ecotourism product.

Week 9: Developing an ecotourism product.

Week 10: Students’ presentations.

Reading list

At the end of each lecture, the teacher will provide recommended reading list.