International handbook on ecotourism / edited by Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer.

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Published: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; 1. Ecotourism: themes and issues; PART I ECOTOURISM ISSUES, CONCEPTS AND CHALLENGES; 2. Defining ecotourism: consensus on core, disagreement on detail; 3. The history of ecotourism; 4. Ecotourism and ethics; 5. Ecotourism and community participation; 6. Ecotourism and global environmental change; 7. Ecotourism, biological invasions and biosecurity; 8. Complex interrelationships between ecotourism and Indigenous peoples; 9. Ecotourists: who are they and what should we really call them?; 10. Ecotourists and views of nature; PART II ECOTOURIST BEHAVIOUR AND VISITOR EXPERIENCES11. Visitor behaviour in ecotourism settings; 12. Generational cohorts and ecotourism; 13. Free-choice learning and ecotourism; 14. Encouraging reflective visitor experiences in ecotourism; 15. The role of emotion in ecotourism experiences; 16. Developing ecotourists' environmentally sustainable behaviour; 17. The intrinsic motivations and psychological benefits of eco and wildlife tourism experiences; 18. The benefits of ecotourism for visitor wellness; PART III THE PRACTICE OF ECOTOURISM; 19. Ecotourism and conservation; 20. Ecotourism and the triple bottom line21. Staffing ecotourism businesses; 22. Risk management and ecotourism businesses; 23. Ecotourism: planning for rural development in developing nations; 24. Indigenous ecotourism; 25. Winning hearts and minds through interpretation: walking the talk; 26. Current themes and issues in ecotour guiding; 27. The role and management of non-captive wildlife in ecotourism; 28. Watching and swimming with marine mammals: international scope, management and best practice in cetacean ecotourism; 29. Ecotourism experiences promoting conservation and changing economic values: the case of Mon Repos turtles30. Birding, sustainability and ecotourism; 31. Ecotourism standards: international accreditation and local certification and indicators; PART IV ECOTOURISM CONTEXTS: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES; 32. Planning and staging ecotourism events; 33. Feeding of wildlife: an acceptable practice in ecotourism?; 34. Using aquariums and their visitor experiences to promote ecotourism goals: issues and best practice; 35. Zoos as ecotourism experiences; 36. Botanic gardens as ecotourism sites; Index.