TITLE

The Distant Sound of Alarm Bells in the Wonder Country

AUTHOR(S)
Gillespie, Alexander
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law;2011, Vol. 15, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Nature-based tourism is the premier example in international and national settings, whereby the economic, social and ecological goals of sustainable development can be reconciled. Nature-based tourism is at the forefront of New Zealand's self- and marketing image. Vast amounts of economic wealth are already generated by nature-based tourism, and both the numbers of tourists and the revenues generated are expected to grow. However, the ecological basis of nature-based tourism in New Zealand is, in some areas, showing signs of stress that the ecological limits of which the tourism activities are built upon are approaching capacity. These examples range from the premier protected areas through to various species-based activities, of which whale watching is a prominent concern. In all instances, the pressure to keep expanding the activities needs to be reconciled with the repeated warning sounds that the activities upon which nature-based tourism is based are often very fragile
ACCESSION #
76111510

 

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