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Alaska's population are made up of Eskimos, Indians and Aleut people and the capital city is Juneau. Arctic Alaska is north of the Brooks range it is barren and the temperature falls to -40 degrees in the winter. In the interior the winters are cold and the summers are short and hot.

Alaska has many attractions to ecotourists such as the Katmai National park which includes 'the valley of ten thousand smokes' an active area of volcanoes. Climb a glacier, trek in the mountain ranges or take a dog sled ride. Raft or kayak down the fords that interject the mountains. Alaska's wildlife is another huge draw for those planning a vacation. Native animals include polar bears, grey wolves, grizzly bears, lynx and moose. On a boat trip you make get the opportunity to have a close encounter with a humpbacked whale or orca.

The Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association was formed as a collective voice for wilderness dependent organisations. They campaign for the sustainability of Alaska's natural and cultural resources, responsible tourism and tourism planning for communities. They follow ecotourism principles.

Find an eco tour in Alaska. A list of eco tour operators, travel agents and accommodation providers either based in or that can organise trips to Alaska. Each listing includes a full page description so click for more information.

Travel Agents, Tour Operators & Eco Accommodation in Alaska

A Seaside Adventure - Kachemak Bay, Alaska
A Seaside Adventure is a small, individualized Ecotour operator with over 25 years experience guiding kayak tours and photo safari day tours in Alaska's Kachemak Bay and offering log cabin rentals for multiple day adventures.

Alaska Wildland Adventures
Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA), since 1977. Award-winning ecotourism travel. Experience wild Alaska in comfort, style & simple elegance - from two hours to two week Alaska adventures.

Arctic Treks
Arctic Treks is an award-winning, family-run business that has been leading small group backpacking, rafting and hiking adventures in Alaska's remote Arctic wilderness for over 20 years.

A Closer Look Travel
Specializes in booking eco travel, community (real cultural connection) travel and volunteer travel. We have one of the largest databases (about 3,300) of worldwide sustainable travel opportunities in the US.

Explore Worldwide
Explore pioneers small, group adventure holidays around the world. Explore’s responsible tourism policy is the cornerstone of the company’s approach to tour operating.

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Ecotourism Alaska Articles & Resources

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Ecotourism Alaska

Alaska's unique ecosystems, rugged wilderness and varied wildlife are just some of the reasons to experience a guided eco tour. Below is a collection of resources related to ecotourism in Alaska.

The Alaska Recreation & Tourism Association (AWRTA) external link
AWRTA is a member-led association that represents more than 300 nature-based tourism businesses, individuals, and organizations in Alaska. AWRTA advocates for the sustainability of Alaska's natural and cultural resources, responsible tourism and tourism planning for communities.

Sustainable Model for Arctic Regional Tourism (SMART) external link
The SMART project will spread information on promising practices in sustainable tourism development to make tourism in the arctic more sustainable and beneficial to local people and nature.

Linking Tourism and Conservation in the Arctic external link
Recognizing both the positive and negative potential for tourism in the Artic.

Arctic Wildlife Education posters external link
Several great posters featuring nature and wildlife in the Arctic.

Artic Ecotourism Conference 2002external link
The conference covers three main subjects:

- Artic Ecotourism and Conservation
- Artic Ecotourism and Communities
- Artic Ecotourism Marketing and Certification

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