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Sustainable Tourism & The Millennium Development Goals

  • Kelly Bricker
  • Rosemary Black
  • Stuart Cottrell
  • ISBN-10: 1449628230
  • ISBN-13: 9781449628239
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Endorsed by The International Ecotourism Society, Sustainable Tourism & The Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change demonstrates how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting the goals set forward by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equity and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development. The practice of ecotourism and sustainable tourism has the potential to assist in conserving natural areas, alleviating poverty, empowering women, enhancing education, and improving the health and well being of local communities. The text discusses how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting this potential by drawing on case studies and examples. It takes a historical perspective looking at the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism over the past twenty years, from where The International Ecotourism Society and other associations began, and in particular the key landmarks and events that have brought ecotourism and sustainable tourism to the present day. The remaining chapters discuss how these forms of tourism can and have the potential to support and meet the MDG. The final summary chapter will discuss how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting the MDG by 2015, and look towards the future in identifying some of the challenges and goals that need to be considered.

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction to Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, and the Millennium Development Goals
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Millennium Development Goals: Th e Case of Xel-Há, Mexico
Case Study 1: Outer Island Tourism in the South Pacifi c and the Millennium Development Goals: Understanding Tourism’s Impacts

Section Two: Poverty Alleviation
Chapter 3: Tourism and the Explicit Concern with Poverty Reduction: A Review
Case Study 2: The Role of Indigenous Tourism in Supporting and Meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Case Study 3: Ecotourism as a Potential Tool for Poverty Eradication and Wild Tiger Conservation

Section Three: Education, Empowerment, and Building Community Capacity
Chapter 4: High-End Ecotourism’s Role in Assisting Rural Communities in Reaching the Millennium Development Goals
Case Study 4: A Partnership for Education and Environmental Awareness: Outreach in Fiji’s Upper Navua Conservation Area
Case Study 5: Breaking Gender Barriers: A Market-Based Approach to Women’s Empowerment Through Tourism
Case Study 6: Local Empowerment in a Rural Community Through Ecotourism: A Case Study of a Women’s Organization in Chira Island, Costa Rica

Section Four: Health, Welfare, and Well-Being
Chapter 5: The Role of Sustainable Tourism in Mitigating HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Major Diseases
Chapter 6: Yasawan Islanders’ Perspective on Tourism’s Impact on Health and Well-Being

Section Five: Environmental Sustainability
Chapter 7: Role of Ecotourism in Preserving Natural Areas and Biodiversity
Chapter 8: Th e Role of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism in Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in the Marine Environment
Case Study 7: Sea Turtle Conservation Travel Case Study
Chapter 9: Ecotourism and the Challenge of Climate Change: Vulnerability, Responsibility, and Mitigation Strategies
Case Study 8: Small Island Protected Area Planning: A Case for West Caicos

Section Six: Developing Partnerships
Chapter 10: Bridging the Gap: Volunteer Tourism’s Role in Global Partnership Development
Case Study 9: Connecting Communities to the Tourism Supply Chain
Chapter 11: Partnerships in Practice: Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Accreditation and Certifi cation Programs
Case Study 10: The Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Chapter 12: The Protected Area Network of Parks: Monitoring the Balance Between Nature Conservation and Sustainable Tourism

Section Seven: Conclusions