MA IDS Thesis Projects

Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

College

College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences

Department

International Development and Service

Degree Name

International Development and Service, MA

First Supervisor

Erin L. Barnhart, Ph.D.

Keywords

ecotourism, urbanization, biodiversity conservation, cultural tourism

Abstract

The expansion of the tourism industry combined with the growth of international travel demands that we adopt proactive measures to address the adverse effects of global tourism. In addition to preserving rural, natural, and fragile ecosystems from detrimental tourism activities, our cities also need protection from the consequences of unregulated tourism. In this paper, I explore the topic of ecotourism and provide examples of how its foundational principles can be applied to the urban environment.

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