Jason G. Goldman

Wildlife Tourism

Each year, Jason Goldman and Phil Torres lead small groups of travelers on science- and wildlife-focused ecotourism vacations all over the world, in partnership with Atlas Obscura.

Our approach to ecotourism combines sustainable travel with ecosystem-level conservation and the explicit recognition of and respect for the rights of indigenous people. That’s why ecotourism is more than just “nature tourism”; it has the explicit goal of benefiting local communities both environmentally and economically. By providing financial incentives through tourism, these communities can become empowered to fight against poverty, and in achieving a more sustainable sort of economic development, can better resist other more exploitative industries like mining, agriculture, ranching, or logging. Ecotourism has also motivated the traditional tourism industry in general to move towards more “green” or sustainable practices.

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2018 Expeditions

Ecuador: Cloud Forest to Rainforest

Expedition: Galapagos

Previous Trips

Tambopata, Peru 2018

Tambopata, Peru 2017