Marine ecotourism : between the devil and the deep blue sea by Carl Cater

By Carl Cater

Masking monetary, advertising and marketing making plans and law matters, this e-book additionally considers the very important function of marine ecotourism in elevating understanding of the importance of the seas and oceans to sustainable coastal livelihoods.

content material: Marine Ecotourism in Context --
Marine Ecotourism assets --
Marine Ecotourism sights and actions --
Coastal groups --
Marine Ecotourists --
Marine Nature --
The Marine Ecotourism --
making plans firms --
Institutional constructions --
Networks and Initiatives.

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If anything, however, these overtures serve to highlight the extent to which individual nation states are enmeshed in the global tourism Marine Ecotourism in Context 45 industry. The Sri Lankan government’s proposed US$80 million redevelopment of Arugam Bay on the east coast has met with resistance from local villagers. A local guest house owner declared: ‘We don’t want mass tourism with luxury hotels. We would rather promote communitybased tourism’ (Raheem, quoted in Tourism Concern, 2005). There is also concern that affected coastal populations throughout the region, faced with a loss of traditional livelihoods, may also be faced with being moved from where they have lived to make way for tourism development as reconstruction proceeds (Tourism Concern, 2005).

The extent of nutrient pollution from Scottish aquaculture was estimated in 2000 to be 7500 t of nitrogen, comparable to the annual 38 Chapter 2 Fig. 6. Salmon farm, Skye, Scotland (photograph courtesy of E. Cater). 2 million people (Cater, 2003). This has an impact on Highland and Island marine habitats such as seaweed forests, where resultant cloudiness of the water reduces the depth to which the forests can grow. While perhaps lacking the charisma of coral reefs, kelp forests are amongst the most beautiful and biologically productive marine habitats (Norton, 2005).

204–206). Lowe (2006) selected the Marine Ecotourism in Context 43 Togean Island project in Indonesia as her research field site because it was run entirely by Indonesian scientists and staff. She rejected Bunaken National Park and Taka Bonerate Park because they were managed by Euro-American consultants employing Indonesian field and office assistants, believing that: I would learn more from these Indonesian experts than I could from expatriate consultants with whom I shared a quite similar educational and social history.

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