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by Allen J. Sheinman | February 24, 2012
The list

The following global destinations have been selected as the "most ethical," in terms of their accomplishments in the areas of environmental protection, social welfare and human rights, by the group Ethical Traveler. Comprised of world travelers, travel agents, tour outfitters and other industry professionals, Ethical Traveler updates its list every year to reflect new trends and achievements by countries around the world. Here are the top 10 for 2012:

1. Argentina
2. The Bahamas
3. Chile
4. Costa Rica
5. Dominica
6. Latvia
7. Mauritius
8. Palau
9. Serbia
10. Uruguay

Source: Ethical Traveler; ethicaltraveler.org