Galapagos tourism threatens native wildlife

Galapagos tourism threatens wildlife. Image by By Agencia de Noticias ANDES (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

While the Galapagos tourism industry relies on natural and historical and natural history attractions, it is also one of the threats to that same heritage … By Veronica Toral-Granda, PhD candidate, and Stephen Garnett, Professor of Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, writing for The Conversation. Native species are particularly vulnerable on islands, because […]

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Australian shark tourism valuation method may be useful elsewhere

The economic value of shark tourism including white shark cage-diving in Australia

Advertise Here A socio-economic survey methodology that recently estimated the direct economic contribution of shark tourism in Australia may be a useful tool for estimating the value of wildlife tourism and ecotourism in other destinations. For destinations keen to understand more about the economic value of their own ecotourism and wildlife tourism products, the methodology […]

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Pantanal jaguar ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers for stock losses

Wildlife ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers

Most wildlife ecotourists in the Pantanal region of South America say they are willing to compensate cattle ranchers for livestock taken by wild jaguars. This is according to a new study, “The numbers of the beast: Valuation of jaguar (Panthera onca) tourism and cattle depredation in the Brazilian Pantanal”, by Fernando R. Tortato, Thiago J. Izzo, […]

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COMESA tourism, wildlife, heritage handbook launched

COMESA tourism, wildlife, heritage handbook launched

The Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA) launched The COMESA Tourism & Wildlife Heritage Handbook; Single Market – Countless destinations at the 41st World Tourism Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. The handbook is part of the COMESA Sustainable Tourism Development Strategic Framework, which has been recognised by member states as a model to […]

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Lynx between a species’ reintroduction & ecotourism?

Species reintroduction ecotourism. Eurasian lynx in winter coat. By Tom Bech via Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/viatorius/8603098728

The reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx into European countries has resulted in new industries such as wildlife tourism and ecotourism; “breathing new economic life into remote rural communities”. So says the Lynx UK Trust, which last week updated stakeholders on its proposed trial reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to the Kielder Forest of Northumberland in […]

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More shades of grey in elephant tourism

More shades of grey in elephant tourism

Soon after The “Good Tourism” Blog shared a link to a “GT” Insight about elephant tourism to an ecotourism industry Facebook group, the motivation of contributor John Roberts was questioned by an angry commentator: “The fact that someone employed in the elephant riding industry is writing critically about the negative impacts of Responsible Tourism on […]

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