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Ecotourism - Stephen Wearing

Paperback Published: 27th February 2009
ISBN: 9780750662499
Number Of Pages: 286

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Ecotourism: Impacts, Potentials and Possibilities analyses the impacts of mainstream tourism in first, second and third world countries, and argues the benefits of adopting the philosophical approaches of ecotourism to create a more sustainable tourism industry in every country around the world.
Conservation and ecotourism issues are now at the forefront of public opinion. The decline of natural rainforests, loss of endangered species, global warming and land degradation have galvanised public support for conservation. Building on the success of the first edition, this text has been fully revised and updated to include:
* Updated and new international case studies
* A new chapter devoted to the theory and technique of Rapid Rural Appraisal (the practice whereby communities are empowered to improve their own environment)
* Questions and further readings at the end of each chapter to facilitate student's learning
* Critical analysis of ecotourism. Explores the movement of ideas around post-modern approaches to the field
Using relevant case studies, Ecotourism examines the potential positive social and environmental benefits of Ecotourism and is ideal for both students of tourism and practitioners within the tourism industry.'Ecotourism' will also be of interest to environmental groups, land managers, academics and planners.
* Introduces students to key concepts and principles that govern ecotourism and applies them to environmental and resource issues
* Shows how issues surrounding ecotourism relate to environmental and resource problems at local, regional, national, and global level
* Provides a resource for ecotourism guides, managers and operators and explores a range of international case studies that outline best practice in the industry from Antartica, Australia, America and Europe

Departure - Surveying the Ground
If Ecotourism is not just an Activity but a Philosophy, which Philosophy?
Tourism Development: Government, Industry, Policy and Planning
Ecotourism and Protected Areas: Visitor Management for Sustainability
The role of interpretation in achieving a sustainable future
Linking Conservation and Communities: Community Benefits and Social Costs
Ecotourism Case Studies
Marketing Ecotourism: Meeting and Shaping Expectations and Demands
Could the `Real' Ecotourist Please Stand Up!
Ecotourism: a Model for Sustainable Development?
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ISBN: 9780750662499
ISBN-10: 0750662492
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 27th February 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition