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Can Nature-based Tourism Help Conservation? – by Clem Tisdell and Clevo Wilson

September 28, 2012

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Concern has been expressed worldwide about the continuing global loss of biodiversity and socially acceptable policies are being sought to slow its rate of loss. Nature-based tourism adds economic value to the stock of wild biodiversity and is seen by many (especially when it involves ecotourism) as being an effective contributor to nature conservation. The fact that tourism is the world’s largest industry and that nature-based tourism is its most rapidly growing component suggests that it has a major impact on the state of natural environments. However, nature-based tourism (depending on its attributes) can be supportive or destructive of biodiversity, or may even have little impact on it, as Clem Tisdell and Clevo Wilson have discovered.

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Research Methods in Tourism: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches. By Larry Dwyer.

September 7, 2012

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Photograph: Harald Hoyer (CC By–SA 2.0)

Professor Larry Dwyer examines established and emerging qualitative and quantitative research methods in tourism, offering a summary of his book Handbook Of Research Methods In Tourism: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, (Edited by Larry Dwyer, Alison Gill and Neelu Seetaram).

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