This book offers conceptual and practical insights into the complex interactions between ecotourism and the natural environment, with consideration given to government policy, marketing by suppliers, consumer behaviour and visitor/environmental management.
Illustrated by international case studies the roles of and interplay between tour operators, their clients, resource managers and local communities are examined. This creates a comprehensive and insightful overview of the factors that work for and against the achievement of environmental sustainability in and through ecotourism. The result is a critical examination of ecotourism and environmental sustainability that highlights ideas for best practice and proposes new directions for future research
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About the Author
Dr Jennifer Hill, Deputy Head of Department, Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and Tim Gale, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Geography, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Tim Gale, Jennifer Hill, ,Andrew Holden, ,Colin Hunter,, Alton Byers, ,Wenjun Li, ,Emma J. Stewart, Dianne Draper, ,Terry D. DeBruyn, Tom S. Smith, Simon Evans, Georgette Leah Burns, Davina Stanford, Georgie Gough, Lucy A. Sutherland, Ken Simpson.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Part 1 The Context of Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability: Ecotourism and environmental sustainability: an introduction, Tim Gale and Jennifer Hill; An introduction to tourism-environment relationships, Andrew Holden; Thinking globally about ecotourism impact: the contribution of ecological footprint analysis, Colin Hunter. Part 2 Thematic Case Studies: A comparative study of tourism impacts in alpine ecosystems in the Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) national park, Nepal and the Huascarán national park, Peru, Alton Byers; Tourism, local community and natural resources: tourism impact assessment and tourism management analysis in the Jiuzhaigou biosphere reserve, China, Wenjun Li; Environmental sustainability and cruise tourism in Arctic Canada, Emma J. Stewart and Dianne Draper; Managing bear-viewing to minimize human impacts on the species in Alaska, Terry D. DeBruyn and Tom S. Smith; Pugmarks, tyre-tracks and footprints: the actual and potential roles of ecotourism in protecting wild tigers in India, Simon Evans; Managing wildlife for people or people for wildlife? A case study of dingoes and tourism in Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia, Georgette Leah Burns; Kohlberg: a theoretical framework for informing seal-viewing behaviour at the Kaikoura peninsula, New Zealand, Davina Stanford; Can the conservation attitudes and behavioural intentions of tourists to tropical forest be improved through biodiversity interpretation? A case study from Australia, Jennifer Hill and Georgie Gough; Broadening the view of ecotourism: botanic gardens in less developed countries, Lucy A. Sutherland. Part 3 The Future for Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability: Exploding the myth of ecotourism, Ken Simpson; Conclusion: lessons learnt and ways forward, Jennifer Hill and Tim Gale; Index.