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There’s a growing domestic and international interest in eco tourism, especially in Australian national parks. Eco Tourism involves travel, accommodation and sight-seeing in places of environmental interest. The Victorian Government has recently fallen into line with other Australian states by opening its parks for some private developments and uses. Some environmental advocates are criticizing the move, saying that it prioritizes revenue above conservation. But proponents of Eco Tourism say tourism and conservation go hand in hand, as tourism funds and incentivizes preservation.

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