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dc.contributor.authorPegas, Fernandaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCoghlan, Alexandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorRocha, Valeriaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:58:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:58:42Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:06:12Z
dc.identifier.issn14724049en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14724049.2011.631710en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42869
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the mini-guide programme delivered by the Brazilian Sea Turtle Conservation Program (Tartarugas Marinhas or TAMAR) in the fishing community of Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil. Established in 1995, this programme lasts 1 year, training local children, aged 10-14 years, in guiding skills and learning about sea turtles and marine ecosystems. The children also receive a monthly stipend. In-depth semi-structured interviews with 77 local community members were conducted during 9 months of ethnographic research to assess perceptions about the programme. The interviews also included seven former students who provided an evaluation of the programme from their perspective. The results indicate community-wide support for the programme, with locals focussing not only on greater environmental awareness of the children (or Tamarzinhos, as they are called), but also on the personal development as a result of participation. Former Tamarzinhos themselves agree with this assessment and demonstrate knowledge gain and positive behaviour about conservation of marine species, new aspirations towards higher education, greater training and skill acquisition. As such, long-term environmental programmes such as the mini-guide programme at TAMAR can promote socio-economic and environmental changes that last throughout the youth and adult lives of the children.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom48en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto55en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Ecotourismen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchImpacts of Tourismen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150601en_US
dc.titleAn exploration of a mini-guide programme: Training local children in sea turtle conservation and ecotourism in Brazilen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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