Ecotourism has been used as an important form of nature conservation in various parts of the world. In Africa, for instance, ecotourism is responsible for a great percentage of the income in many countries such as South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and Botswana. In Botswana and Uganda, ecotourism is the second largest source of income in both countries. This impressive data encourages us to fight to preserve the Pantanal using this tool.
The Pantanal is very rich in fauna and flora and is one of the best places in South America for wildlife observation. Ecotourism is a great opportunity for conservation and the sustainability of this biome. The more tourists visit the Pantanal, the more aware people will become about the importance of its protection and of the species that inhabit it. Ecotourism in the Pantanal can create many jobs and generate income for local populations, thus fostering development hand in hand with conservation and adding value to land owners.