Economic, educational and conservation benefits of sea turtle based ecotourism: A study focused on Mon Repos

Tisdell, Clem and Wilson, Clevo (2000). Economic, educational and conservation benefits of sea turtle based ecotourism: A study focused on Mon Repos. Working Papers on Economics, Ecology and Environment 52, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

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Author Tisdell, Clem
Wilson, Clevo
Title Economic, educational and conservation benefits of sea turtle based ecotourism: A study focused on Mon Repos
School, Department or Centre School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Series Working Papers on Economics, Ecology and Environment
Report Number 52
Publication date 2000-10-01
Start page 1
End page 70
Total pages 70
Language eng
Subject 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
150605 Tourism Resource Appraisal
Abstract/Summary The study examines the economic, educational and conservation values of sea turtle based ecotourism in Australia. The centrepiece of this research is a case study undertaken at the Mon Repos Conservation Park located near the town of Bundaberg, Queensland. Each year from mid-November to end of March, thousands of visitors visit Mon Repos Conservation Park to view sea turtles either nesting on the one km stretch of beach or to see hatchlings emerge from their nests and march on to the sea or both. As a result of this activity there are considerable economic benefits to the Bundaberg region during the sea turtle season. The study examines the economic impact of sea turtle viewing at Mon Repos to the region. The study assesses the recreational value of sea turtle viewing. Furthermore, sea turtle-based ecotourism also provides educational and conservation benefits which are important for the protection and conservation of sea turtles, especially in Australia. The study specifies the extent of the educational impact and conservation appreciation of sea turtle viewing at Mon Repos Conservation Park. As a background to the study, Mon Repos visitors' profile and socio-economic data of visitors are provided. In order to conduct this study, 1,200 survey forms were distributed, out of which 519 usable responses were obtained.
Keyword Sea Turtles
Chelonioidea
Mon Repos beach
Ecotourism
conservation

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