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Health Risks of Ecotourism

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How to... Know the health risks of ecotourism

Booked your eco-adventure trip, check. Packed all your gear, check.

But wait a minute, what about health considerations? Many of us don’t consider the health risks associated with ecotourism, including how we impact the health of the animals and communities we encounter abroad.

In this Tip Sheet, Michael Muehlenbein, Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, provides advice on keeping yourself and the animals you encounter in good health.

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