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People and Tourism in Fragile Environments

Edited By: M Price

238 pages, B/w photos, figs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jul 1996 | #55005 | ISBN: 0471965847
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Mountains, deserts, savannahs and the polar regions are fragile both in their ecologies and the cultures of their inhabitants. These fragile environments are characterised by a marked seasonality, and many human activities are limited to clearly defined times of the year. Environmental impacts arise not only from traditional economic activities, but also from tourism which has recently grown rapidly in many of these environments around the world. This trend is welcomed by the tourism industry but viewed with apprehension by many organisations concerned with protecting the human and natural systems of fragile environments. While tourism can provide new sources of revenue and help stem depopulation, it can also destabilise communities, making them dependnet on external sources of money and endangered long-established traditions and ways of life. This volume discusses many of these delicate interactions by presenting detailed case studies from five continents.


Fragile Environments, Fragile Communities?: An Introduction (D. Harrison & M. Price). Maintaining Control: Culture and Tourism in the Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico (A. Mallari & J. Enote). The Inuit as Hosts: Heritage and Wilderness Tourism in Nunavut (V. Smith). Sustaining Tourism in Far North Queensland (V. Strang). From Sami Nomadism to Global Tourism (K. Pedersen & A. Viken). Tourism in Svalbard: Planned Management or the Art of Stumbling Through? (B. Kaltenborn). Learning from Experience in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica (A. Baez). Negotiating the Development of Tourism in the Richtersveld, South Africa (E. Boonzaier). Finding Common Ground in the Last Best Place: The Flathead County, Montana, Master Plan (K. Culbertson, et al.). Does Our Community want Tourism?: Examples from South Wales (M. Fitton). The Challenge of Integrating Maasai Tradition with Tourism (D. Berger). People, Wildlife and Tourism in and around Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (F. Potts, et al.). Good Intentions in a Competitive Market: Training for People and Tourism in Fragile Environments (C. Whinney). Index.

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