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Ecotourism: Management, Development and Impact
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Editors: Anton Krause and Erich Weir
Book Description:
Ecotourism can be conceptualized as a reconciliation of tourism and environmentalism. The environmentalist dimension of ecotourism involves environmental education and financial support of nature conservation. Extensive and intense human activity has altered the balance of ecosystems to the detriment of the natural environment. The movement of people, capital, goods and services has caused different types of ecosystem changes, including deforestation. Marine ecotourism offers contemporary attractive alternatives to marine resource use within marine protected areas (MPAs). This book reviews our current state of knowledge on the development, effects and management of ecotourism in MPAs, identifies factors affecting the appropriateness, success and sustainability of ecotourism in MPAs, and highlights research and practice priorities in the future. Also summarized in this book are the documented impacts of recreational uses on the coastal marine environment of the Mediterranean. These range from the impact of recreational boating on seagrass meadows, the effects of scuba-diving on hard-sessile benthic invertebrates, and the possible disturbance of marine mammals by whale and dolphin watching activities. Other chapters in this book analyze the current state of the art of ecotourism in Cameroon, an overview of present status quo of ecotourism and its educational activities with its utilization of wild animals in Japan, the effects of coastal ecotourism and water quality in the Yucatan Peninsula and the impact of tourism management on a population of infant monkeys. The findings suggest that tourism leads to high levels of stress, aggression and infant loss at this site. Several recommendations are offered to minimize harmful effects to help ensure that natural behavioral patterns are fostered.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Ecotourism in Marine Protected Areas: Development, Impacts and Management – A Critical Review, pp. 1-42
(Angela Dikou, Dept. of Ichthyology and Aquatic Sciences, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece)

Chapter 2. Ecotourism and Flagship Species: Holistic Approaches and Higher Levels of Connectivity for Endangered Tropical Mudflats and Coastal Swamps, pp. 43-87
(G. Polgar, A. Sasekumar, Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell’Uomo, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3. Environmental Education as a Crucial Component of the Environmentalist Dimension of Ecotourism: Inducing Short-Term Effects on Environmental Literacy with Long-Term Implications for Protected Area Management, pp. 89-111
(Tasos Hovardas, Anatoli Togridou, John D. Pantis, University of Cyprus, and others)

Chapter 4. Ecological Tourism and Cameroon – Opportunities and Constraints, pp. 113-133
(T.E. Ambe,E.A. Tsi, G.T. Chi, B.N. Siri, D.F. Tita, Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation-Cameroon, MINRESI, Douala, Cameroon and others)

Chapter 5. Environmental Impacts of Recreational Activities on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment: The Urgent Need to Implement Marine Sustainable Practices and Ecotourism, pp. 135-157
(Josep Lloret, University of Girona, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Girona, Catalonia, Spain)

Chapter 6. Is Ecotourism in Marine Protected Areas a Relevant Way for Sharing Benefits from Biodiversity Conservation? A Case Study in West Africa, pp. 159-179
(Omar Sarr, Marie-Christine Cormier-Salem, Claire Bernatets, Sébastien Boulay, UMR208, Local Patrimonies, (IRD-MNHN, Paris, France and others)

Chapter 7. The Eco-Inn and its Evaluation Indicators in Taiwan, pp. 181-197
(Nae-Wen Kuo, Chiou-Lien Huang, Ying-Jiun Chen, Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, R.O.C., and others)

Chapter 8. Infant Mortality and Stress Indicators Linked to Tourism Management of Tibetan Macaques, pp. 199-211
(C. M. Berman, M.D. Matheson, Dept. of Anthropology and Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and others)

Chapter 9. Coastal Ecotourism and Water Quality in Yucatán Peninsula, pp. 213-225
(Nancy Aranda Cirerol, Facultad de Química, Unidad de Química-Sisal, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Sisal, Yucatán, México)

Chapter 10. Ecotourism with Utilization of Wild Animals - Its Conservation Medical Impact and Risk Assessment in Hokkaido, Japan, pp. 227-240
(Mitsuhiko Asakawa, Department of Pathobiology/Wild Animal Medical Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University, Hokkkaido, Japan and others)

Chapter 11. Past Landscapes for the Reconstruction of Roman Land Use: Eco-History Tourism in the Algarve, pp. 241-255
(Eric de Noronha Vaz, João Pedro Bernardes, Peter Nijkamp, New University of Lisbon, Institute of Statistics and Information Management, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 12. Effective Management Decision-Making Depends on Rigorous Research, pp. 257-260
(Ursula Ellenberg, Philip J. Seddon, Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Chapter 13. Quality and Buying Process in Rural Tourism in Spain, pp. 261-264
(Rosa M. Hernandez-Maestro, University of Salamanca - Administraciony Economia de la Empresa, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, Salamanca, Spain)

Index pp.265-284

      Tourism and Hospitality Development and Management
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 284.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-724-3
   Status: AV
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