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Record number 318289
Title Biodiversity and Tourism : Impacts and Interventions
Author(s) Duim, V.R. van der; Caalders, J.D.A.D.
Source Annals of Tourism Research 29 (2002)3. - ISSN 0160-7383 - p. 743 - 759.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-7383(01)00087-1
Department(s) Socio-spatial Analysis Group
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2002
Abstract This paper sets a framework for intervention in the relationship between biodiversity and tourism against the background of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is argued that intervention cannot and should not only be based on considerations of measurable impacts of tourism on biodiversity alone. This action should also be weighed against arguments of legitimacy, feasibility, and effectiveness of its various types. Currently, feasibility seems to be the main principle on which interventions are based. As most instruments are non-compulsory, they are effective only to a limited extent. For reasons of legitimacy, the position of small-scale entrepreneurs should receive more attention in international and national policy debates.
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