Ecotourism

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Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.6 No.1
Author:
Ravinder N. Batta
This paper addresses two prime concerns in ecotourism: defining ecotourism, and identifying indicators of ecotourism to facilitate operationalizing and evaluating the concept at a particular location. Based on a literature review, the following indicators are identified: impacts of ecotourism on the natural environment, its contribution to the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 4 Number 1 (2003)
Author:
Rob Gilbert
This paper considers the potential of ecotourism as a form of environmental education for sustainability. It reviews current concepts of education for sustainability and research on the educational impact of ecotourism, and points to a gap between the aspirations of education for sustainability and the outcomes of current ecotourism programs. The...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 4 Number 1 (2003)
This paper on nature-based tourism in protected areas of Japan highlights the policy and institutional arrangements of Japan’s unique park administrative system, and presents an overview of park tourism in the country. Common trends and challenges to park tourism that emerge from the overview include a focus on guiding aspect of ecotourism; the...