Afsaneh Ehsani

Afsaneh Ehsani is one of Iran’s leading entrepreneurs in ecotourism and the environment.

After studying tourism and working for several travel agencies, she came up with an idea to bridge link natural science and tourism. Ecotourism was the answer.

In 2005, together with her husband, she established the Avay-e Paydar Institute. Their aim is to educate others about ecotourism. She describes her goal as promoting tourism and local culture without harming the environment. She is the author of “Ecotourism; A way for sustainable tourism”.