Ecotourism and Ecological Restoration

Blangy, Sylvie and Mehta, Hitesh (2006) Ecotourism and Ecological Restoration. Journal For Natural Conservation. pp. 233-236.

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    The fast pace of tourism development around the world is causing untold damage to some of the most endangered ecological systems. From Dubai to Honolulu and from Cancun to Beijing, the environmental impacts of tourism are alarming. Ecological restoration (ER) of disturbed lands should be an important approach to sensitive tourism planning. This paper addresses the need for restoring biodiversity and how ecotourism has shown to be a strong force in the field of ER. Two examples (one each of private and community based ecotourism) incorporating ER will be highlighted in this paper: Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa and the Baboon Sanctuary in Belize. We call for greater dialogue across disciplines, notably ER, conservation science and ecotourism. & 2006 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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      Publisher: ElSevier
      Keywords: community based tourism, ecolodge, ecological restoration, ecotourism
      Subjects: (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IA) Economic Impacts
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3C) Other Universities
      Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 14:33
      Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:33

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