Ecotourism and coral reef restoration: case studies from Thailand and the Maldives

Hein, Margaux Y., Couture, Fanny, and Scott, Chad M. (2018) Ecotourism and coral reef restoration: case studies from Thailand and the Maldives. In: Prideaux, Bruce, and Pabel, Anja, (eds.) Coral Reefs: tourism, conservation and management. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 137-150.

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Abstract

Coral restoration activities are often time and labour intensive, preventing restoration efforts to be carried out at meaningful spatial and temporal scales. This chapter shows that ecotourism can help address some of the current limitations of coral restoration efforts through two case studies: the Reefscapers program in the Maldives and the New Heaven Reef Conservation Program in Thailand. Using volunteer workforce conveys the advantages of increasing restoration capacity, reducing restoration costs, improving the opportunity to educate the general public to the threats to coral reef ecosystems and building conservation stewardship.

Item ID: 58527
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-315-53732-0
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 00:14
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 70%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 30%
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