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The Ecotourism Game

Forest panorama

Limit tourism to current levels

Cleared rainforestTourists continue to come to Pangayacu, but only once or twice a month. Agriculture dominates the rest of the days. Since most people have growing families, they soon find they must clear more rainforest to plant coffee, rice, and other market crops. You clear another hectare, leaving forest on only one-fifth of your land. You and your neighbors continue hunting, but it seems that most of the animals which were once common are now scarce.

Agustín begins talking again about bringing in more tourists. Tourist money would reduce everyone's reliance on agricultural income.

Growing families need more money, so most Quichua have cleared another hectare or two of primary forest.
50% pile of plants
75% pile of coins
Income from tourism comes in steadily, but it can't pay for everything. Most Quichua focus on agriculture as a way to make more money.

What do you think?

Allow more tourists to come
Continue as you are, with more time in agriculture than tourism

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