Tourism based on natural environments is a huge international industry and this industry needs access to land with scenery, native plants and wildlife. In turn, land managers need money to maintain their land and its natural resources. This book looks at the economic, social and environmental consequences of nature-based tourism. It discusses the importance of links and partnerships, as well as the conflicts,between commercial tourism interests and land management agencies. Born from the Fenner conference on Nature Tourism and the Environment, held in Canberra, Australia, 2001, the book includes selected proceedings which have been refereed and substantially revised.
12: Nature-based tourism and sustainability: issues and approaches in nature tourism, C Pickering and D Weaver3: Sustainable tourism: world trends and challenges ahead, E Yunis, Sustainable Development of Tourism, World Organization, Capitan Haya 41,28020 Madrid, Spain4: Private reserves: the Conservation Corporation Africa model, L Carlisle, Conservation Corporation Africa, PO Box 966, White River, 1240 South Africa5: Applying public purpose marketing in the US to protect relationships with public land, A Watson, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Montana, USA and W Borrie, University of Montana, USA6: The financial liability of parks managers for visitor injuries, J McDonald, Griffith University, Australia7: Visitor fees, tour permits, and asset and risk management by parks agencies: Australian case study, R Buckley et al8: The net economic benefits of recreation and timber production in selected new south wales native forests, J Ward, Griffith University, Australia9: Moving nearer to heaven: growth & change in the Greater Yellowstone Region, USA, J Johnson et al, Montana State University, USA10: Visitor impact data in a land management context, R Buckley and N King, Griffith University, Australia11: Small recreational and tourist vessels in inshore coastal areas: a characterisation of types of impacts, J Warnken and T Byrnes, Griffith University, Australia12: Establishing best practice environmental management: lessons from the Australian tour boat industry, T Byrnes and J Warnken13: Impacts of nature tourism on the Mt Kosciuszko Alpine Area, Australia, C Pickering et al14: Ecological change as a result of winter tourism: snow manipulation in the Australian Alps, C Pickering and W Hill, Griffith University, Australia15: A method to calculate environmental sensitivity to walker trampling in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, J Whinam et al, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Tasmania, Australia16: Modelling potential for nature-based tourism, C Arrowsmith, RMIT University, Victoria, Australia17: Contributions of non-consumptive wildlife tourism to conservation, K Higginbottom et al, Griffith University, Australia18: Balancing conservation and visitation in protected areas, R Bushell, University of Western Sydney, Australia19: Conclusions, R Buckley