Ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability. Ecotourism typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions.
The term Ecotourism, like sustainable tourism, is considered by many to be an oxymoron. Like most forms of tourism, Ecotourism generally depends on air transportation, which contributes to global climate change.
Additionally, the overall effect of sustainable tourism is negative where like Ecotourism philanthropic aspirations mask hard-nosed immediate self-interest.
The name of Raja Ampat comes from local mythology that tells of a woman who finds seven eggs.
Four of the seven hatch and become kings who occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other three become a ghost, a woman, and a stone.
According to Conservation International, marine surveys suggest that the marine life diversity in the Raja Ampat area is the highest recorded on Earth.
Due to the Raja Ampat islands being remote they are relatively undisturbed by Humans.