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Ecotourism Promotion Act (No. 105 of 2007).

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The Act consists of 20 Articles on promoting the Ecotourism with consideration of preserving natural resources and development of local economies.
The Act asks Municipalities to establish Ecotourism Promotion Councils to prepare overall concepts for promoting ecotourism as well as play a coordinator role among different related sectors. This council also has to disseminate the certified overall concept of ecotourism and support ecotourism businesses to improve promptly.
The Municipalities also have to designate list of Specified Natural Tourism Resources which are in danger, for special protection. Accordingly, the Act provides for specific regulations prohibiting certain activities in these areas.
The Act also specifies the obligations of the competent ministers to announce the Council’s activities, provide necessary technical advice, and collect and analyze relevant information. Public relations, financial matters and appropriate reaction to any violation to the mentioned-rules are included in the Act.
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Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on 1 April 2008 (Article 2 of Supplementary Provisions comes into effect as of the date of promulgation).
The present Act has been amended by Act No.105 of 2011.
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