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Economics, Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: Three Case Studies


  • Tisdell, Clement A.
  • Wilson, Clevo


SUMMARY This report presents the results of an economics component of the National Interdisciplinary Project (NIP) on wildlife tourism in Australia. Objectives of Study The main objectives of the study were: • to outline and assess the role that economics can play in the valuation and management of wildlife-based tourism; • to undertake appropriate case studies to highlight the value of economics and its limits in assessing wildlife tourism in each case; • given the importance of nature conservation for sustainable tourism, including for the sustainability of its economic value, take into account relevant environmental issues involved in wildlife tourism; and • to make recommendations on the basis of these studies that will help managers of wildlife tourism to sustain and/or increase its commercial or economic value.

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  • Tisdell, Clement A. & Wilson, Clevo, 2004. "Economics, Wildlife Tourism and Conservation: Three Case Studies," Economics, Ecology and Environment Working Papers 51416, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uqseee:51416

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