efe-epaBy Maria Jose Brenes Upala, Costa Rica

Ecotourism is the answer that Latin America needs to drive the development of its rural populations: the biodiversity of those areas plus their culture and local gastronomy can add up to a vastly improved local income.

The expert in environmental architecture, ecotourism and sustainable planning, Mexico's Hector Ceballos, told EFE that Latin America altogether has the greatest biodiversity on the planet.