Economic benefits, conservation and wildlife tourism

Tisdell, Clem (2012) Economic benefits, conservation and wildlife tourism. Acta Turistica, 24 2: 127-148.

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Author Tisdell, Clem
Title Economic benefits, conservation and wildlife tourism
Journal name Acta Turistica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0353-4316
Publication date 2012-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 127
End page 148
Total pages 22
Place of publication Zagreb, Croatia
Publisher Ekonomski Fakultet Sveucilista
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Social cost-benefit analysis and economic impact analysis are prominent methods used to estimate the benefits generated by nature (wildlife) tourism. Using a simple microeconomic model, this article specifies conditions under which values obtained from economic impact analysis exceed or are less than those derived from cost-benefit analysis. It also points out why the expenditure estimates of Australian tourism research exaggerate the economic contribution of nature-based tourism to Australia. A way of maximising the economic contribution of nature-based tourism to regional and local economies is outlined. Several factors are identified that result in wildlife tourism contributing to nature conservation. This is followed by a discussion of the diversity of stakeholders in nature-based tourism and the economic challenges facing them.
Keyword Australia
Cost-benefit analysis
Economic evaluation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 15 Jan 2013, 00:03:58 EST by Emeritus Professor Clement Tisdell on behalf of School of Economics