The encyclopedia of ecotourism [electronic resource] / edited by David B. Weaver.
- Oxon, UK ; New York, NY : CABI Pub., c2001.
1 online resource (682 p.)
- Electronic books.
- ''The Encylopedia of Ecotourism'' provides an expert 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.
- Contributors; Section 1 Introduction to Ecotourism; Chapter 1 Principles of Ecotourism; Chapter 2 Types of Ecotourism; Chapter 3 Ecotourists: Not a Homogeneous Market Segment; Chapter 4 Global Growth and Magnitude of Ecotourism; Chapter 5 Ecotourism in the Context of Other Tourism Types; Section 2 A Regional Survey by Continent; Chapter 6 Kenya and South Africa; Chapter 7 Anglo-America; Chapter 8 Asia; Chapter 9 Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific); Chapter 10 Europe; Chapter 11 Latin America and the Caribbean; Section 3 A Regional Survey by Biome; Chapter 12 Rainforests
Chapter 13 Mountain Ecotourism: Creating a Sustainable FutureChapter 14 Polar Environments; Chapter 15 Islands and Coasts; Chapter 16 Deserts, Grasslands and Savannahs; Chapter 17 Marine Environments; Section 4 Ecotourism Venues; Chapter 18 Public Protected Areas; Chapter 19 Privately Owned Protected Areas; Chapter 20 Modified Spaces; Chapter 21 Wilderness; Chapter 22 Indigenous Territories; Section 5 Ecotourism Impacts; Chapter 23 Economic Impacts; Chapter 24 Environmental Impacts; Chapter 25 Exploring Socio-cultural Impacts on Local Communities
Chapter 26 Developing Indicators for Destination SustainabilityChapter 27 Rural Development; Section 6 Planning, Management and Institutions; Chapter 28 Management Tools and Techniques: an Integrated Approach to Planning; Chapter 29 Policy and Planning; Chapter 30 Ecotourism-related Organizations; Chapter 31 Ecotourism in the Inter-sectoral Context; Chapter 32 The Place of Ecotourism in Public Policy and Planning; Section 7 The Business of Ecotourism; Chapter 33 Accommodations; Chapter 34 Tour Operators; Chapter 35 Tour Guides and Interpretation; Chapter 36 The Business of Ecotourism
Chapter 37 The Pursuit of Excellence: Benchmarking, Accreditation, Best Practice and AuditingSection 8 Methodologies, Research and Resources; Chapter 38 Methodological Approaches Used in the Literature; Chapter 39 Information Sources for Planning and Management; Chapter 40 Education and Training; Chapter 41 Areas and Needs in Ecotourism Research; Glossary; Index
- Topical chapters arranged under a common theme.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Weaver, David B. (David Bruce)
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