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A remote archipelago, Hawai'i, offers a plethora of sought after coastal and marine tourism experiences. The same unique marine fauna that draws tourists also makes Hawai'i a major player in the international ornamental aquarium trade. For many residents of Hawai'i, the marine realm is part of...

Author(s)
Porter, B. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2018, 20, 2, pp 309-330
Abstract

Animals play important roles in entertainment, leisure activity, and related economic activities. Nature, predominantly animal-based tourism, generates about US$3.2 billion in Southern Africa, with free ranging wildlife-watching in Africa focusing on the big five African animals (African elephant,...

Author(s)
Scanes, C. G.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Animals and human society, 2018, pp 225-255
Abstract

This study demonstrates a method to calculate the economic value of the loss of a highly valued ecosystem service - the provision of recreational fishing - across a multi-state assessment region. We estimated annual freshwater fishing expenditures foregone from degraded conditions in wadeable...

Author(s)
Jackson, L. E.; Rashleigh, B.; McDonald, M. E.
Publisher
Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Madison, USA
Citation
Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 2012, 42, 3, pp 188-197
Abstract

Mangroves are disappearing rapidly worldwide despite their well documented biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide. Failure to link ecological processes and their societal benefits has favored highly destructive aquaculture and tourism developments that threaten mangroves and result in ...

Author(s)
Aburto-Oropeza, O.; Ezcurra, E.; Danemann, G.; Valdez, V.; Murray, J.; Sala, E.
Publisher
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2008, 105, 30, pp 10456-10459

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