Slowly but surely, people realize that our planet’s resources are limited. Each and every one of us should try to do his or her best to minimize our impact on the environment. That is what Ecotourism is about: responsible tourism that preserves the environment, benefits the local communities, yet enriches the tourist and doesn’t take away from his or her experience. Ecotourism is relatively new to Israel, but has caught on very well and the businesses that take part in it emphasize reduction of water and electricity consumption, recycling, not over-using natural resources, building using recycled materials and future planning in accordance to environmental needs and conditions. I make my living off of the land and the environment and was very excited when Ecotourism was introduced in Israel. I was one of the first (and the few) guides to create itineraries and make contacts to accommodate such tourism. Gladly, today, there is a wide variety of businesses that have taken on ecotourism as their goal and are able to accommodate the ecotourists’ every need. They can be found is most parts of Israel, offering a wide range of services, such as lodging, animal interaction, sports, farming, cultural and spiritual activities, organic foods and goods (goat cheese, olive oil, carpets, soaps, recycled military scrap art and much more). Most of the National reserves and National Parks in Israel are run in a way that’s fully compatible with ecotouristic criteria. If you are an ecotourist, once we set up a time schedule, I will start coordinating the different activities and lodging to fit it. I strongly encourage you to be one!