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dc.contributor.authorPegas, FDV
dc.contributor.authorCoghlan, A
dc.contributor.authorStronza, A
dc.contributor.authorRocha, V
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:58:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:58:46Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-02-04T22:14:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1472-4049
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14724049.2013.831099
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56424
dc.description.abstractThis study adopts an 'assigned values' conceptual model to explain the formation of values and behaviours related to sea turtles at an ecotourism project in Brazil. For over 25 years, the Brazilian Sea Turtle Conservation Programme (TAMAR) has used ecotourism to protect sea turtles in the fishing village of Praia do Forte. The village beaches are prime nesting sites for endangered marine turtles, traditionally harvested on a regular basis, despite federal bans. Seventy-seven residents, including 25 TAMAR workers, were interviewed. Results indicate an overall support for TAMAR, turtle conservation, and implementation of ecotourism initiatives. Both TAMAR workers and non-workers were equally likely to support turtle conservation for the economic role that turtles play in the local economy, with variations in perceptions about their intrinsic or ecological values. Changes in use and values are positive indicators that education and economic benefits from ecotourism can generate support for conservation. However, such outcomes are not necessarily a result of greater stewardship but rather of changes in the social, cultural, and economic dynamics of the village. A better understanding of the factors that drive people to support conservation initiatives, both in terms of values and behaviours, are essential if conservation efforts are to succeed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom90
dc.relation.ispartofpageto106
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Ecotourism
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3508
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350803
dc.titleFor love or for money? Investigating the impact of an ecotourism programme on local residents' assigned values towards sea turtles
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPegas, Fernanda V.
gro.griffith.authorCoghlan, Alexandra


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