Ecotourism: Practices, Benefits and Environmental Impacts


Shannon C. Brophy (Editor)

Series: Tourism and Hospitality Development and Management
BISAC: TRV026020

Tourism is defined as the set of activities of persons traveling to and staying for the sake of rest, leisure, culture, health, etc. in places that are outside their usual environment for a period not exceeding one year. Ecotourism or green tourism is a form of sustainable tourism, focused on the discovery and preservation of nature and ecosystems. Ecotourism’s main objective is to discover and preserve different forms of natural resources such as fascinating landscapes, local flora and fauna, while respecting ecosystems, even helping to restore, in a voluntary approach. This book examines the practices of ecotourism as well as its benefits and impacts on the environment.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Making Tourism More Sustainable: The Role of Ecotourism and of Other Forms of Green Tourism (pp. 1-28)
Francisco A. Serrano-Bernardo, Luigi Bruzzi, Marianna Marcucci, Alessandra Bonoli and José Luis Rosúa-Campos (Department of Civil Engineering. ETSI Caminos, Canales y Puertos, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2 – Island Ecotourism in Brunei Darussalam: Its Role in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Education (pp. 29-54)
Azman Ahmad and Alifatul Haziqah Abu Hanipah (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)

Chapter 3 – Management of the Visitation Impacts at the National Park of Campos Gerais/Brazil: The Case of Mariquinha‟s Waterfall (pp. 55-72)
Lilian Vieira Miranda Garcia, Jasmine Cardozo Moreira and Robert C. Burns (Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4 – Ecotourism in Colombia (pp. 73-100)
Fernando Ramírez, and Julio Cesar Augusto Pinzón (Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia, and others)

Chapter 5 – Accounting for the Underwater Behaviour of Hong Kong Divers (pp. 101-118)
Shan-shan Chung (Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

Chapter 6 – Evaluating Sustainable Tourism Using Indicators: Problems and Solutions (pp. 119-134)
Georges A. Tanguay and Juste Rajaonson (Tourism and Heritage Research Center, School of Management, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada)


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