Pay to Play in Parks: An Australian Policy Perspective on Visitor Fees in Public Protected Areas

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Title Pay to Play in Parks: An Australian Policy Perspective on Visitor Fees in Public Protected Areas
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Editor Bill Bramwell, Bernard Lane
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Channel View Publications
Abstract Many public protected areas worldwide charge fees for entrance, overnight camping, and commercial tour permits. These visitor or user fees raise revenue and may also influence visitor behaviour. Many protected areas are forced to charge fees because government funding is inadequate for conservation and visitor management in the face of rapidly rising visitor numbers and demands. Acceptance and effects of fees, however, depend on the historical, political, legal, economic and social context. Two issues are particularly significant: (a) equity between various social groups; and (b) control and use of funds raised.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t794297833
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669580308667193
Copyright Statement Copyright 2003 Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 11
Issue Number 1
Edition 2003
Page from 56
Page to 73
ISSN 0966-9582
Date Accessioned 2004-02-20
Date Available 2009-09-25T04:45:07Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Land and Parks Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6079
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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