World Heritage rainforests in the life of a community

Carmody, Julie, and Prideaux, Bruce (2008) World Heritage rainforests in the life of a community. In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference. From: 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, 11-14 February, 2008, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

There is general agreement in the literature that the most effective management of tourism resources such as parks occurs when there is a high level of engagement with the community. The Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforests locate in the north of Queensland were first listed as a World Heritage Estate in 1988 and since that time the management authority, The Wet Tropics Management Authority has built an extensive network of committees to engage with the community. This paper reports on the perceived advantages and disadvantages of living within the Wet Tropics bioregion as reported by community members and compares these results with the findings of a 2002 survey of community values. Over the five year period community perceptions have remained very positive about the rainforest's contribution to residents' quality of life.

Item ID: 7740
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: rainforest; community; World Heritage; Wet Tropics Management Authority
ISBN: 978-1-921291-33-3
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 22:28
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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