Nature-based Tourism and Conservation: New Economic Insights and Case Studies (Google eBook)

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Travel - 520 pages
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Contents

1 An overview of naturebased tourism and conservation
3
its evolution and significant policy issues
32
review and Australian case study
63
PART II Tourism protected areas and nature conservation
93
effects on tourism economic value and conservation
95
environmental concerns and the importance of Antarcticas natural attractions for tourists
128
wildlife and other features attracting visitors to Lamington National Park Australia
177
7 Are tourists rational? Destination decisions and other results from a survey of visitors to a north Queensland natural site Jourama Falls
215
a blessing or a threat?
310
11 Whalewatching as a tourism resource and an impetus for the conservation of whales
337
12 Little penguins and other seabirds as tourist drawcards
355
13 Yelloweyed penguins and royal albatross as valuable tourist attractions
381
14 Glowworms and other insects entice tourists
402
a study of a littleknown species
431
PART IV This study in retrospect
453
16 General conclusions
455

findings based on a survey of visitors to its tropical nature reserve
255
PART III Particular wildlife species or groups of species as tourist attractions
285
9 Tourism as a force for conserving sea turtles under natural conditions
287

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About the author (2012)

Lynn Welchman is Director of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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