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A preliminary discussion of park based ecotourism is presented focusing on Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The question of the degree of congruence between the conservation objectives of reserves and the interests of ecotourism is addressed. Following an introduction topics covered are: national...

Hitchcock, M.; Jay, S.
Curzon Press Ltd, Richmond, UK
Environmental challenges in South-East Asia., 1998, pp 305-316
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The environmental dimension.

This chapter describes the five components of the environmental dimension of sustainable tourism, namely: natural resources; the natural environment; the farmed environment; wildlife; and the built environment. It also shows that: (i) tourism can have both negative and positive impacts on the...

Swarbrooke, J.
1999 CAB International (H ISBN 0851993141)
Book chapter

It is argued that coastal ecotourism can play an important role in reducing the pressure on coastal resouces in South East Asia. This pressure arises from the competing demand from the subsistence requirements of local communities; biodiversity conservation; and recreational demands from...

Wong PohPoh
United Nations Environment Programme, Paris, France
Industry and Environment, 2001, 24, 3/4, pp 20-24
AbstractFull Text

Island tourism is one of the fastest growth sectors in Malaysia. Islands in Malaysia are famous around the globe with its beautiful nature, culture and sparkling blue seawater. Malaysia boasts some of the most beautiful islands. An amazing number of these natural treasures lay nestled in tranquil...

Muhamad Ferdhaus Sazali; Mohd Rezza, P. A.; Badaruddin Mohamed
Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster, Penang, Malaysia
Proceedings of International Conference on Tourism Development, 'Building the future of tourism', Penang, Malaysia, 4-5 February 2013, 2013, pp 121-126