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Ecotourism and its Potential Impact on Iguana Conservation in the Caribbean

Charles R. Knapp

in Iguanas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780520238541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0023
Ecotourism and its Potential Impact on Iguana Conservation in the Caribbean

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This chapter focuses on ecotourism and its impact on iguana conservation in the Caribbean. It begins by reviewing the four conditions the ecotourism industry must uphold to insure that benefits for protected areas are provided: sustainable use; educational programs for participants and local populations; participation of local communities; and a minimal effect on wildlife and the natural environment. It then provides examples of tourist activities and their effects and describes how ecotourism is benefitting iguana conservation in the Caribbean.

Keywords: ecotourism; iguana; conservation; Caribbean; tourist activities

Chapter.  5449 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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