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dc.contributor.authorVasconcellos Pegas, Fernandaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStronza, Amandaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:51:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:51:02Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-07-20T07:06:16Z
dc.identifier.issn09724923en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4103/0972-4923.62676en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36062
dc.description.abstractMany environmentalists believe ecotourism has the potential to generate net benefits for people and nature. For more than two decades, the Brazilian Sea Turtle Conservation Program (TAMAR) has provided jobs and income through ecotourism in Praia do Forte, Brazil, in exchange for reduced harvesting of sea turtles. In this article we evaluate the relationships between ecotourism at TAMAR and local support for sea turtle conservation. Nine months of ethnographic research (2006-2008) suggest that ecotourism-related employment and income have been somewhat stable and reliable. The average income of respondents who worked with TAMAR was lower than that reported by people not working with TAMAR. Workers noted other non-economic benefits. Though the majority supported sea turtle conservation, it is unclear how feelings will waver with new mass tourism developments in the region. As the cost of living increases, residents may increasingly be inclined to look for work outside TAMAR. Development also attracts new immigrants, making it difficult for locals to control sea turtle harvesting. These trends challenge the notion that economic incentives for locals alone will ensure conservation. Further research is needed to understand the conditions under which ecotourism may foster long-term conservation in the face of larger developments surrounding community ecotourism projects.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMedknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeIndiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom15en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto25en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalConservation and Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConservation and Biodiversityen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050202en_US
dc.titleEcotourism and sea turtle harvesting in a fishing village of Bahia, Brazilen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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