Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 6517
Submitting Entity World Bank
Main Information
Title Ecotourism and conservation: A Review of Key Issues
Description Ecotourism is a subset of the spectrum of tourism types which make up nature-based 
tourism. Ecotourism is often viewed and promoted as being consistent with conservation 
objectives because it is small-scale with limited ecological and social impacts. In 
contrast, nature-based tourism, because of its larger scale, is often used to promote 
national development objectives rather than conservation objectives. This review of some 
of the key issues of ecotourism and nature-based tourism highlights the complexity of 
using tourism as a tool for conservation.
Additional Information
Authors Katrina Brandon
Source World Bank Environment Department Paper No. 33 (1996).
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)