1st Edition

Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability Principles and Practice

Edited By Jennifer Hill, Tim Gale Copyright 2009

    This book offers conceptual and practical insights into the complex interactions between ecotourism and the natural environment, with consideration given to government policy, marketing by suppliers, consumer behaviour and visitor/environmental management. Illustrated by international case studies the roles of and interplay between tour operators, their clients, resource managers and local communities are examined. This creates a comprehensive and insightful overview of the factors that work for and against the achievement of environmental sustainability in and through ecotourism. The result is a critical examination of ecotourism and environmental sustainability that highlights ideas for best practice and proposes new directions for future research

    Part 1 The Context of Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability; Chapter 1 Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability: An Introduction, Tim Gale, Jennifer Hill; Chapter 2 An Introduction to Tourism–Environment Relationships, Andrew Holden; Chapter 3 Thinking Globally about Ecotourism Impact: The Contribution of Ecological Footprint Analysis, Colin Hunter; Part 2 Thematic Case Studies; Chapter 4 A Comparative Study of Tourism Impacts on Alpine Ecosystems in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal and the Huascarán National Park, Peru, Alton Byers; Chapter 5 Tourism, Local Community and Natural Resources: Tourism Impact Assessment and Tourism Management Analysis in the Jiuzhaigou Biosphere Reserve, China, Wenjun Li; Chapter 6 Environmental Sustainability and Cruise Tourism in Arctic Canada, Emma J. Stewart, Dianne Draper; Chapter 7 Managing Bear-Viewing to Minimize Human Impacts on the Species in Alaska, Terry D. DeBruyn, Tom S. Smith; Chapter 8 Pugmarks, Tyre-Tracks and Footprints: The Actual and Potential Roles of Ecotourism in Protecting Wild Tigers in India, Simon Evans; Chapter 9 Managing Wildlife for People or People for Wildlife? A Case Study of Dingoes and Tourism on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia, Georgette Leah Burns; Chapter 10 Kohlberg: A Theoretical Framework for Informing Seal-Viewing Behaviour at the Kaikoura Peninsula, New Zealand, Davina Stanford; Chapter 11 Can the Conservation Attitudes and Behavioural Intentions of Tourists to Tropical Forest be Improved through Biodiversity Interpretation? A Case Study from Australia, Jennifer Hill, Georgie Gough; Chapter 12 Broadening the View of Ecotourism: Botanic Gardens in Less Developed Countries, Lucy A. Sutherland; Part 3 The Future for Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability; Chapter 13 Exploding the Myth of Ecotourism, Ken Simpson; Chapter 14 Conclusion: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward, Jennifer Hill, Tim Gale;


    Dr Jennifer Hill, Deputy Head of Department, Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and Tim Gale, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Geography, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

    'This book brings together a diverse and impressive collection of experts on the subject of ecotourism and environmental sustainability. The contributors leave no stone unturned, metaphorically speaking, in engaging with a debate that can only assume greater importance in the future. This is not a book that should be on your bookshelf: keep it on your desk.' Brian Garrod, Aberystwyth University, UK 'This edited volume is a timely and valuable addition to discourses on an issue that is only likely to gain further currency...There are two key virtues of this collection of 14 papers; first, it seamlessly contextualizes new research within existing literature on the subject. Second, and more importantly, the array of case studies contained here is richly diverse, examining a variety of ecotourism activities, ecosystem types, ecosystem components and environmental responses.' Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 'In conclusion, through the incorporation of multiple case studies addressing various aspects of ecotourism, this publication provides a useful insight of ecotourism and what ecotourism can encompass.' International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management