Protected areas are a defined, recognized, dedicated and managed geographic space, with appropriate measures to achieve good conservation of nature and its ecosystem and cultural values. However, despite being very controlled, it does not mean that you cannot visit them and enjoy their beauties in full nature. You should know some of the fundamental rules that you must take into account when visiting a protected area. These are little tips to keep in mind:
Before traveling, look for information about the place, its regulations, guidelines and prohibitions.
Do not forget to put a plastic bag in your backpack to deposit all the waste generated.
Upon arrival at the destination, request a map, brochure or guide to be able to enjoy all the wonders of the tour in the best possible way. In addition, it is important not to get lost in the area to avoid damaging the ecosystem.
It is important not to leave the trails or roads enabled, in that way you will surely not be at risk or be able to alter the ecology of the place.
Respect the signs, and if you see that someone violates the rules, do not hesitate to warn them, always do it politely.
Camp only in the allowed places. Do not modify the elements of nature either to light a fire, feed yourself or cleanse yourself.
The best souvenir that you can take to a protected area are the photographs. Do not take leaves, flowers, butterflies, pebbles or any other item, no matter how insignificant it may seem. If everyone took something, the charm of the place would disappear.
If you want to collaborate financially with the area, hire a guide and purchase official merchandising, since these income will be used to make improvements.