I have seen a few facts in my days. The average "First World" citizen uses 150 gallons of water every day, while "Third World" citizens struggle to get five. All of the electricity generated over the past 110 years across the world is one only tenth of the energy the Earth receives from the Sun on a daily basis. Hard facts, that show development is important. Sure, sure, it would be nice if the community got tourism, but the real goal is to even the playing field.
The things that people need to survive are water, food, and shelter. To live comfortably we need "energy" too. Machines may be a softer, easier way to do things but that is what we all want. A watershed has always been the natural choice, but they only go so far inland. National irrigation systems are a bit much, so what we really need is energy. Energy to process the water needed, and to power the machines that not only perform that function but also pump the water through our households. Many of those who settle in areas such as that already use solar, and just look at that daily energy receipt!
Efficiency is one ordeal, using LEDs for light, using proper materials for heating coils, so on and so forth... but when all we really need is more electricity, free and renewable, then every community will improve. Technology to improve lives will become global, and with that the communities will be able to take care of themselves and their "pets". I think this is the first step, less so than improving tourism.
They say when an elder dies a library is destroyed, so we need to doc**ent all of these cultures before they change. Lots of steps so we do not miss a thing, that is what I am looking for.