The Role of Conservation Education in Ecotourism

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The Role of Conservation Education in Ecotourism

Objective 1

Objective 2

Outline

Many Names of Ecotourism

Ecotourism Definition

Ecotourism: the big picture

Growth of Tourism

Ecotourism: a subset of tourism

Ecotourism and Conservation

All is not rosy with ecotourism

Presentation Outline

Profile of visitors to Grasslands National Park, Canada Economic Status

Profile of visitors to Grasslands National Park, Canada Educational Level

Profile of visitors to Grasslands National Park, Canada Party Composition

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General ecotourist profile

Spectrum of tour offerings

Tourist-centered education: why bother?

Tourist-centered education: why bother? (cont'd)

Tourist-centered education: why bother? (cont'd)

Negative environmental impacts of ecotourism

Negative social/cultural impacts of ecotourism

Tourist-centered education: why bother? (cont'd)

Tourist-centered education: why bother? (cont'd)

Carrying Capacity

Determining Environmental Carrying Capacity

Social/Cultural Carrying Capacity

Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC)

Limits of Acceptable Change Process

Limits of Acceptable Change Process(cont'd)

Limits of Acceptable Change Process(cont'd)

Limits of Acceptable Change

Forms of tourist education

Forms of tourist education

Research questions: tourist-centered education

Can ecotourist education mitigate negative environmental/social impacts?

Research questions: tourist-centered education (cont'd)

Can ecotourist education alter visitor carrying capacity?

Research questions: tourist-centered education (cont'd)

Does ecotourist education result in increased environmentally responsible behavior?

Outline

Local community education: why bother?

Forms of local community education

Research questions: local community education

END

Author: Andy Lyons

Email: alyons@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu

Home Page: http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~alyons

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