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Ecotourism, NGOs and Development : A Critical Analysis - Jim Butcher

Ecotourism, NGOs and Development

A Critical Analysis

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Ecotourism has emerged over the last twenty years not just as a market niche, but also as a strategy for combining development with conservation in the developing world. Ecotourism, NGOs and Development considers the basis for advocacy and argues that it is premised upon a very limited and limiting view of the potential for development.

Jim Butcher examines the advocacy of tourism as sustainable development in a range of NGOs and within the general literature. The research reveals that in spite of the plethora of critical commentaries on the operation of ecotourism projects, there is generally an uncritical take on the ideological basis of the projects.

This book offers a timely critique of key assumptions underlying ecotourism's status as sustainable development, arguing that ecotourism as development strategy ties the fate of some of the poorest people on the planet to localized environmental imperatives.

The study and its premises -- Ecotourism in development perspective -- Pioneers of ecotourism : different aims, shared perspective -- Community participation in the advocacy of ecotourism -- The articipation in the advocacy of ecotourism -- Tradition in the advocacy of ecotourism -- Natural capital in the advocacy of ecotourism -- Symbiosis revisited -- Concluding comments.

ISBN: 9780203962077
ISBN-10: 0203962079
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 2nd March 2007