Voluntary conservation agreements and the specialist accommodation sector in north Queensland

Carmody, Julie (2007) Voluntary conservation agreements and the specialist accommodation sector in north Queensland. In: Proceedings of the Environmental Research Event 2007 . From: Environmental Research Event 2007, 2-5 December 2007, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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Voluntary conservation agreements held by private landholders can provide protection for endangered species and ecosystems that would otherwise have little or no protection. The mutual ecological benefits that can be achieved when private landholders integrate voluntary conservation agreements with tourism accommodation on their property are discussed. Land for Wildlife, Nature Refuges and Cooperative Management Agreements are mechanisms for protecting private freehold land in perpetuity or set years as decided by the landowner themselves. It would appear liaison support from regulatory agencies of these programs is required on a regular basis to continue to conserve key ecological habitats and expand upon the protected area system.

Item ID: 3084
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-48411-2
Keywords: nature-based tourism; north Queensland; specialist accommodation; voluntary conservation agreements
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2009 23:01
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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