Environmental Impacts of Tourism in Developing Nations, 1st Edition

  • Ravi Sharma
  • Prakash Rao
  • Published By: Engineering Science Reference
  • ISBN-10: 1522558446
  • ISBN-13: 9781522558446
  • DDC: 333.7
  • 348 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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In the face of rapid industrialization in the last few decades, the tourism economy has blossomed into a major industry with positive impacts such as economic growth, infrastructure development, employment, and income generation. However, tourism brings negative environmental effects such as degradation of landscapes and habitats, increased vulnerability of avifauna and wildlife, and pollution leading to the decline of species. This pivotal reference source explores some of the critical challenges faced in the tourism economy particularly with regard to the impacts on the environment in developing nations. It also explores the impact tourism plays in the biophysical environment such as climate change. While highlighting topics such as environmental justice, ecosystems, and ecotourism, this book is for academicians, policymakers, environmentalists, tourism professionals, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the environmental and economic impacts of tourism.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry (AHTSI) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Environmental Impacts of Tourism: Theoretical Concepts and Framework.
2: Relevance of Impact Studies on the Environmental Impacts of Tourism and Sustainability: A Review and Analysis.
3: Ecotourism in Protected Areas: A Sustainable Development Framework.
4: Measuring Tourism Carrying Capacity: A Multi-Dimensional Framework for Assessment.
5: Impact of Climate Change on Tourism.
6: Environmental Impacts of Tourism: Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation.
7: Promoting Ecosystems Conservation and Community-Based Economic Alternatives in a Changing Climate: Impacts of Tourism (Cananéia, São Paulo, Brazil).
8: Ecotourism as a Viable Option for Conservation of Wildlife in Protected Areas Under Shivalik Hills of the Outer Himalaya, India.
9: Vulnerability of Avifauna and Wildlife to Tourism Impacts.
10: Turtles or Tourists? Assessing the Role of Ecotourism in Wildlife Conservation – A Case From India.
11: Tourism in Sigur Plateau in the Western Ghats of India: An Impact Assessment Report.
12: Environmental Impacts of Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.
13: Accessing Community Rights and Livelihood Through Tourism: A Community-Based Tourism Initiative in Kumirmari, Sundarban.
14: Emancipation of South African Women in Biodiversity Conservation for Tourism: A Case of Alexandra Township.
15: Environmental and Socio-Cultural Impact of Tourism: Residents’ Perspective.
16: Estimating Visitors’ Willingness to Pay for Lake Conservation: A Contingent Valuation Study of Pashan Lake, Pune, India.
17: Managing Natural Heritage Resources and Tourism in Campeche, Mexico.
18: Tourism and Natural Capital: Inter-Dependencies Between Tourism, the Economy, and Ecosystem Services in South Africa.
19: Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.