Ecotourism And Biodiversity Conservation

Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation PDF
Author: Suresh Chand Rai
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 142
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Tourism is the most important non-farm activity in the mountainous region. In mountain belts the aesthetic value of the land is by itself one of the critical assets for the otherwise impoverished communities. The growth of population and the increasing demand at the individual level of various non-farm items have expanded the demand of goods beyond the traditional technological practices of mountain community and their cultural sensitivities. These initiatives of the government have only mirrored Western models of tourism development rather than developing appropriate, need-based strategies for harnessing the economic potential. This new book examines ecotourism and biodiversity conservation.


Environmental Education And Ecotourism

Environmental Education and Ecotourism PDF
Author: Fernando Ramírez
Publisher: Springer
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 59
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This SpringerBrief focuses on the principles of ecotourism such as relevance of the field, origin, fundamental aspects, definitions, philosophy, implications in biodiversity conservation and environmental impacts. Special emphasis is also given to the interaction between ecotourism and education and it is supported by recent publications from the authors.


Ecotourism Nature Conservation And Development

Ecotourism  Nature Conservation and Development PDF
Author: Aziza Chaouni
Publisher: Birkhauser
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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In the field of desert conservation, this book presents a new approach that preserves ecosystems, fosters local economic development and capitalizes on both natural and cultural landscapes for ecotourism. Situated in the special protected area of Shobak, a Jordanian desert region rich in historical background and biodiversity, the innovative strategic plan unites the goals of nature preservation and regional development in a groundbreaking way, by developing tools for promoting the untapped potentials of wild arid areas. It integrates the professions of landscape architecture and architecture with various other disciplines including natural resources management and ecology in order to provide complex, tailored solutions that are resilient to shifting socio-political contexts and harsh arid environments.


Tourism

Tourism PDF
Author: Leszek Butowski
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Tourism is that area of activity of contemporary man that touches on various fields of human interest. Representatives of numerous academic disciplines find it intriguing for its exceptionally interdisciplinary character. Conditions for and consequences of the development of tourism are investigated, among others, by economists, geographers, sociologists, experts in culture, anthropologists, management and social policy specialists and even by representatives of some natural sciences. Researchers dealing with tourism need to meet strict methodological requirements, but they get access to a very interesting subject of scientific inquiry, which combines social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects to create an ontologically new quality offering epistemological challenges.


Human Values And Biodiversity Conservation

Human Values and Biodiversity Conservation PDF
Author: Clement A. Tisdell
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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This pioneering book explores the influence of human values on the willingness of individuals to pay for the conservation of individual wildlife species (and classes of these), to be for or against their survival, and to favour or oppose their harvesting.


National Parks

National Parks PDF
Author: Mohd Nazip Suratman
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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The rapid fragmentation and habitat change in natural environments have created a need for management and conservation, which will ensure areas are protected from anthropogenic interference. These protected areas are necessary to provide adequate location for biodiversity conservation, environmental monitoring, and scientific research where a complete understanding of the natural process and full protection of ecosystems can be attained. This book highlights various approaches for managing and conserving protected areas in temperate and tropical regions to respond to some pressing global challenges today. It is divided into five main sections, viz., protected area management, fish and wildlife conservation, biodiversity conservation, ecotourism and recreation, and local community participation. The book enhances the understanding of the important roles national parks play in the environment and society.


Critical Issues In Ecotourism

Critical Issues in Ecotourism PDF
Author: James E. S. Higham
Publisher: Routledge
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 439
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Identifies and addresses critical issues in ecotourism. This book provides the reader with contributions from international scholars that address issues of relevance; incorporating scientific insights in specialised fields of research, for example, identifying and protecting critical habits where tourists engage with endangered species.


Facing The Wild

Facing the Wild PDF
Author: Chilla Bulbeck
Publisher: Routledge
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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What do wild animals mean to humans? Will they survive both rampant habitat loss and extinction caused by human encroachment and, as ecotourists, our enthusiasm for them? With ecotourism now the fastest growing segment of tourism, and encounters with wild animals - be it swimming with dolphins, going on safari or bird watching - ever more popular, these are critical questions. Yet until now little has been known about why people crave encounters with wild animals and the meaning for the ecotourism industry, conservation efforts and society at large. Facing the Wild is the first serious empirical examination of why people seek out animals in their natural environment, what the desire for this experience tells us about the meanings of animals, nature, authenticity and wilderness in contemporary industrialized societies, and whether visitors change their environmental perspectives and behaviour, as the custodians of wildlife parks would like them to. The book explores the contradictions and ambivalence that so many people experience in the presence of 'wild nature' - in loving it we may diminish it and in the act of wanting to see it we may destroy it. Ultimately the book makes a case for 'respectful stewardship' of a 'hybrid nature' and provides insight for both practitioners and ecotourists alike.


Rainforest Tourism Conservation And Management

Rainforest Tourism  Conservation and Management PDF
Author: Bruce Prideaux
Publisher: Routledge
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 322
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Book Description:
Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive tourist spaces and where they have been used as a tourism resource they have generated significant income for local communities. However, not all use of rainforests as a tourism resource has been sustainable. This book argues that sustainability must be the foundation on which tourism use of this complex but ultimately fragile ecosystem is built upon. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating rainforest science, management and tourism issues. The book is organized into four sections commencing with 'Tourism in rainforest regions', followed by 'Threats to rainforest tourism' and 'The development and management of rainforest experiences', and finally 'Wildlife and rainforest tourism'. Each major rainforest region is covered, including the Amazon, Central America, Africa, Australia and south-east Asia, in the context of a specific issue. For example, rainforests in Papua New Guinea are examined in the context of community-based ecotourism development, while the rainforests in Borneo are discussed in an examination of wildlife issues. Other issues covered in this manner include governance, empowerment issues for rainforest peoples and climate change.