Sharing the country: ecotourism policy and Indigenous peoples in Australia

Zeppel, Heather (2003) Sharing the country: ecotourism policy and Indigenous peoples in Australia. In: Fennell, David A., and Dowling, Ross K., (eds.) Ecotourism Policy and Planning. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 55-76.

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This chapter first discusses tourism policy-making and Aboriginal or indigenous tourism in Australia, including ecotourism ventures. Next, various Aboriginal tourism strategies are reviewed with reference to indigenous input and roles in ecotourism. The policy and management roles for indigenous people are also identified in nature-based tourism strategies and ecotourism plans in several Australian states. A case study highlights the role of rainforest Aboriginal people in policy making and in nature tourism strategy for the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area of north Queensland. This chapter suggests that ecotourism policies address indigenous cultural heritage and environmental relationships, but have limited means for indigenous participation in the control and management of ecotourism as Native Title holders and traditional land owners.

Item ID: 7347
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-85199-609-7
Keywords: ecotourism policy; Indigenous peoples
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Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2010 23:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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