Tourism and tropical rainforests: opportunity or threat?

Turton, Steve M., and Stork, Nigel E. (2006) Tourism and tropical rainforests: opportunity or threat? In: Laurance, William F., and Peres, Carlos A., (eds.) Emerging Threats to Tropical Forests. Chicago University Press, Chicago, IL, USA, pp. 377-391.

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[Extract] Since the publication of the United Nations World Commission for Environment and Development Report (WCED 1987), commonly known as the Brundtland Report, the concept of sustainability has become the fundamental principle in decision making in the twenty-first century and has been adopted by governments throughout the world. The concept requires the integration of ecological, economic, social, and cultural considerations. Sadly, this principle does not appear to have been adopted in many countries with tropical forests where short-term financial gains have been made at the expense of these forests and the biodiversity and ecosystem services they sustain.

Item ID: 3600
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-226-47022-1
Keywords: eco-tourism; impacts; sustainable use; tropical forests; mitigation; biodiversity
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 03:52
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 51%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960606 Rights to Environmental and Natural Resources (excl. Water Allocation) @ 49%
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