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Title Ecotourism
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name SciTopics
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Ecotourism is a valuable but contentious concept. The underlying idea is that under some circumstances, tourism could make a net positive contribution to conservation of natural (and cultural) environments. Since tourism is probably the only profit-making commercial industry which can make any such claim, even if rarely, this justifies the construction of the term ecotourism, even though there are no parallel or analogous terms in other industry sectors. Since conservation is important to human and planetary survival, and other conservation mechanisms are perpetually underfunded and under political pressure, any contribution which tourism can make is worth pursuing. The concept of ecotourism is hence potentially valuable.
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Date Accessioned 2010-09-24
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Sciences
Publication Type Letter or Note
Publication Type Code c3

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