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Ecotourism creates local employment in Brunei. Credit: Maurice Spee

It may be best known around the world for the fabulous wealth of its head of state, the Sultan of Brunei. But the tiny country of Brunei Darussalam, which occupies a small portion of the island of Borneo, is quickly developing a reputation as a centre of ecotourism.

In Ulu Temburong National Park, Leslie Chang runs the Sumbiling Eco Village where visitors can find themselves deep in the wild just a relatively short drive from the bustling capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan.

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By Ken Foxe for Lonely Planet.

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Mapping Spatial Attributes for Conservation and Tourism Planning, Otways Region Victoria: Survey of Residents and Visitors

Categories: Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Oceania, Pacific, Residents, Survey, Visitors
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The project was undertaken to better understand resident and visitor preferences for conservation and tourism development in the Otways region of Victoria, Australia. The project used a survey technique where participants were asked to map place-specific landscape values and development preferences with the goal of identifying  priority areas for conservation, development and resource management in the region. Two survey instruments were developed for the study – one for Otway residents and one for visitors to the region.

by Greg Brown and Chris Raymond

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Mapping Spatial Attributes for Conservation and Tourism Planning, Otways Region Victoria: Survey of Residents and Visitors

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Wildlife: Implications for Conservation and Development in the Wuyishan Nature Reserve, Fujian Province, China

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This report focuses on the Wuyishan Nature Reserve (WNR), China – a national level protected area, World Heritage Area and Biosphere Reserve. WNR is renowned for its high biodiversity and mountainous landscape, and protects several internationally rare species, such as Pangolin, Leopard, Asiatic black bear and dhole.

by Madeleine Boyd, Zhuge Ren, Terry De Lacy and Johannes Bauer

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