Ecotourism in Costa Rica: an Economic Framework of Analysis
AbstractCosta Rica is a small Central American nation that has gained an international reputation as a leader in environmental conservation. This has formed the base for its highly successful small-scale ecotourism industry. However, there are threats from high rates of deforestation and expanding large-scale tourism that is trading on strong environmental credentials. This paper sets out an ecologically sustainable economic framework to firstly examine the Costa Rican experience, and then analyse lessons for general policy development of any ecotourism industry.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Tasmania - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 2000-2.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ; ECOLOGY ; TOURISM;
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