The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism
By D Weaver, George Mason University, USA
The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism provides an expert, state-of-the-art and comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly growing global ecotourism sector. It is divided into eight major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by international researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues associated with ecotourism businesses, research and training.
Students, researchers and practitioners in tourism, and ecotourism planners and managers.
Section 1: Introduction to Ecotourism, D B WeaverPrinciples of Ecotourism, R K BlameyTypes of Ecotourism, M B OramsEcotourists: Not a Homogeneous Market Segment, P WightGlobal Growth and Magnitude of Ecotourism, D E Hawkins and K LamoureuxEcotourism in the Context of Other Tourism Types, D B WeaverSection 2: A Regional Survey of Ecotourism by Biome, D B WeaverKenya and South Africa, P U C DiekeAnglo-America, D A FennellAsia, A A LewOceania (Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific), R K DowlingEurope, S Blangy and S VautierLatin America and the Caribbean, D B Weaver and R SchlüterSection 3: A Regional Survey of Ecotourism by Biome, D B WeaverRainforests, W FrostMountain Ecotourism: Creating a Sustainable Future, P W Williams, T V Singh, and R SchüterPolar Environments (Arctic and Antarctic), B StonehouseIslands and Coasts, E A HalpennyDeserts, Grasslands and Savannas, D B WeaverMarine Environments, C Cater and E CaterSection 4: Ecotourism Venues, D B WeaverPublic Protected Areas, L J LawtonPrivately Owned Protected Areas, J Langholz and K BrandonModified Spaces, D B Weaver and L J LawtonWilderness, W E Hammitt and M C SymmondsIndigenous Territories, T HinchSection 5: Ecotourism Impacts, P F J EaglesEconomic Impacts, K LindbergEnvironmental Impacts, R BuckleyExploring Socio-Cultural Impacts on Local Communities, S WearingDeveloping Indicators for Destination Sustainability, E Sirakaya, T B Jamal and H-S ChoiRural Development, R W ButlerSection 6: Introduction to Planning, Management and Institutions, K F BackmanManagement Tools and Techniques: An Integrated Approach to Planning, S Backman, B A Wright and J PetrickPolicy and Planning, D A Fennell, R Buckley and D B WeaverEcotourism-Related Organisations, E HalpennyEcotourism in the Inter-Sectoral Context, J CohenThe Place of Ecotourism in Public Policy and Planning, S ParkerSection 7: Introduction to the Business of Ecotourism, B McKercherAccommodations, J GardnerTour Operators, B R HigginsTour Guides and Interpretation, B Weiler and S H HamThe Business of Ecotourism, B McKercherThe Pursuit of Excellence: Benchmarking, Accreditation, Best Practice and Auditing, J-P IssaverdisSection 8: Methodologies, Research and Resources: D B WeaverMethodological Approaches Used in the Literature, K F Backman and D B MoraisInformation Sources for Planning and Management, P F J EaglesEducation and Training in Ecotourism, N Lipscombe and R ThwaitesAreas and Needs in Ecotourism Research, D A Fennell
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