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Ecotourism and conservation in the Americas.

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This book with 9 parts contains 16 chapters on ecoutourism and conservation in the Americas. The book aims to fulfill its mission, and to offer professionals in conservation and ecotourism organizations, non-governmental organizations and government offices, particularly in the USA and Latin America, a worthy assessment of ecotourism's tangible impacts in the Americas. It also provides useful case...

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Chapter 9 (Page no: 141)

Educating ecotourists: lessons from the field.

This chapter presents a case study conducted in Peru's Upper Amazon basin to determine how a specific ecotourism experience educationally impacted a selected group of ecotourists. The data indicate that the cultural element of the ecotourism experience has the greatest impact on ecotourists, presumably for the emotional response elicited by responsible cross-cultural interactions. The data also suggest that the ecotourism experience is successful at inspiring advocacy among participants, potentially for conservation- oriented issues. It is suggested that the insights from this research may potentially be used to help tailor the educational experiences of ecotourists in other places.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The bold agenda of ecotourism. Author(s): Stronza, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Ecotourism and conservation: the Cofan experience. Author(s): Borman, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) An ecotourism partnership in the Peruvian Amazon: the case of Posada Amazonas. Author(s): Gordillo Jordan, J. F. Hunt, C. Stronza, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Ecotourism and marine protected areas in a time of climate change. Author(s): Stonich, S. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 66) Fishing for solutions: ecotourism and conservation in Galapagos National Park. Author(s): Durham, W. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) Can responsible travel exist in a developed country? Author(s): Bryan, W. L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 114) A Montana lodge and the case for a broadly defined ecotourism. Author(s): Pearce, A. B. Ocampo-Raeder, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Environmental interpretation versus environmental education as an ecotourism conservation strategy. Author(s): Kohl, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 155) Tourism, indigenous peoples and conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Author(s): Rodríguez, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 163) Ecotourism equations: do economic benefits equal conservation? Author(s): Pêgas, F. de V. Stronza, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 179) Protected areas and tourism in Cuba. Author(s): Hernándes, T. B. Fuente, L. C. de la Wald, K. L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 193) Ecotourism and ecolodge development in the 21st century. Author(s): Ceballos-Lascurain, H.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 207) An ecotourism project analysis and evaluation framework for international development donors. Author(s): Wood, M. E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 234) Setting standards: certification programmes for ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Author(s): Honey, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 265) The challenge ahead: reversing vicious cycles through ecotourism. Author(s): Durham, W. H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Global Explorers, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934002
  • Record Number
  • 20083258113