Rainforest tourism, conservation and management : challenges for sustainable development / edited by Bruce Prideaux.Material type: TextSeries: Earthscan forest libraryPublisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: xix, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415635820 (hardback)Subject(s): Ecotourism -- Management | Rain forest conservation | Rain forests -- Management | Sustainable development | Tourism -- Environmental aspectsDDC classification: 333.75 LOC classification: G156.5.E26 | R46 2014Other classification: NAT014000 | TRV026020 | TEC003040 Online resources: Cover image
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Factors Governing the Development of Tourism in Rainforest Regions / Bruce Prideaux -- Tropical Rainforest Ecology : Implications for Tourism Development / Bruce Prideaux -- National Parks, Rainforests and Tourism in Australia : An Historical Perspective / Warwick Frost -- Climate Change Impacts and Response Strategies for Rainforest Tourism : Cairns Case Study / Robyn F. Wilson -- Climate Change and Rainforest Tourism in Australia / Stephen M. Turton -- Trees, Tourists and Trade-offs : The Political Ecology of Rainforest Tourism, Forest Clearance and Biodiversity Conservation in Madagascar / Ivan R. Scales -- The Lamington National Park : A Contrasts Approach to Rainforest Tourism Research / Noel Scott, Don Getz, Steve Noakes and Eric Laws -- Visitor Motivations, Expectations and Satisfaction in a Rainforest Context : Implications for Tourism Management / Jennifer L. Hill and Georgina Gough -- Ecotourism : A New Challenge for Protected Rainforest Areas in Chile / Mirko Vera Campos, Noel Scott and Noreen Breakey -- Enabling Ecotourism : Principles, Challenges and Achievements from Tambopata, Peru / Jennifer Hill, Ross Hill, Nicolette de Sausmarez -- Developing Backpacker Tourism in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest : Adding Value to the Forest / Cristina Rodrigues and Bruce Prideaux -- The Use of Mayan Rainforests for Ecotourism Development : An Empowerment Approach for Local Communities / Adrian Mendoza-Ramos and Bruce Prideaux -- Opportunities for Developing Tourism in Cockpit County, Jamaica / Novadene Miller -- Community Based Ecotourism : Opportunities and Difficulties for Local Communities and Link to Conservation / Hana Sakata and Bruce Prideaux -- Rainforests and Rural Village Ecotourism Venture in Papua New Guinea : A Case Study / Grace Guaigu -- Indigenous Peoples and Rainforest Tourism : Canopy Walkways as Tourist Attractions / Heather Zeppel -- Rainforest Wildlife : A Key Element in Sabah's Destination Appeal / Fiffy Hanisdah Saikim and Bruce Prideaux -- Implications of Invasive Alien Species for Rainforest Tourism : A Case Study on Feral Pigs in Australia's Wet Tropics World Heritage Area / Kana Koichi -- Rainforest Primate Tourism in Uganda : Successes, Challenges and the Future / Dan Musinguzi, Eddy K. Tukamushaba, Celestine Katongole and Joseph Obua -- The Complexities of Community Based Tourism : how External Forces Influence the Sustainability of Bird Watching Tourism in the Remote Arfak Mountains of West Papua / Sharon Harwood and Richard Noske -- Findings and Research Issues / Bruce Prideaux.
"Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive tourist spaces and where they have been used as a tourism resource they have generated significant income for local communities. However, not all use of rainforests as a tourism resource has been sustainable. This book argues that sustainability must be the foundation on which tourism use of this complex but ultimately fragile ecosystem must be built upon. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating rainforest science, management and tourism issues. The book is organized into four sections commencing with Rainforest Ecology and Management followed by People and Rainforests, Opportunities for Rainforest Tourism Development and finally Threats to Rainforests. Each major rainforest region is covered, including the Amazon, Central America, Africa, Australia and south-east Asia, in the context of a specific issue. For example rainforests in Papua New Guinea are examined in the context of community-based ecotourism development, while the rainforests in Borneo are discussed in an examination of wildlife issues. Other issues covered in this manner include governance, empowerment issues for rainforest peoples and climate change. "-- Provided by publisher.
"This book argues that sustainability must be the foundation on which tourism use of this complex but ultimately fragile ecosystem must be built upon. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating rainforest science, management and tourism issues"-- Provided by publisher.
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