Indigenous Ecotourism: sustainable development and management

Zeppel, Heather (2006) Indigenous Ecotourism: sustainable development and management. Ecptourism Book Series . CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

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Abstract

Worldwide, indigenous peoples are becoming more involved in the tourism industry and particularly ecotourism. Ecotourism enterprises controlled by indigenous people in tribal reserves or protected areas include cultural ecotours, ecolodges and bungalows, hunting and fishing tours, cultural attractions and other nature-based facilities or services." "This volume reviews indigenous ecotourism as a special type of nature-based tourism and examines the key principles of conservation and community benefits from indigenous-owned and operated ecotourism businesses or joint ventures. It compares indigenous ecotourism in developed and developing countries and provides global case studies of indigenous ecotourism projects in the Pacific Islands, Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The book analyses key factors and constraints for sustainable development of Indigenous ecotourism and explores the growing links between biodiversity conservation, ecotourism and indigenous rights. It will appeal to practitioners, researchers and students in ecotourism and sustainable tourism, indigenous studies, conservation, natural resource management and community development.

Item ID: 3572
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-84593-124-7
Keywords: Indigenous ecotourism
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2009 01:09
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%
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