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The International Conference on Community Development through Tourism, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 16-17 September 2014, organized by the Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).

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In Sri Lanka, home composting is promoted in many municipalities as a simple and low-cost solution to emerging waste disposal problems in the present day society. Produced by Practical Action South Asia, this technical brief is intended to disseminate the technology of concrete composting bin fabrication.

by www.practicalaction.org
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Singapore, Macau and Taiwan take the lead

Sustainability for the business events industry in Asia is taking time to take hold. A lot of events people have good intentions and while we are seeing signs of acceptance of the importance of sustainability, there’s a need for less talk and more action. Ken Hickson. Read more.

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In 1998, the need to develop guidelines for tourism where heritage places are involved was identified. This followed recognition that there needed to be a stronger bridge between tourism industry codes of practice and heritage conservation principles.

by Australian Heritage Commission and Sustainable Tourism CRC

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This project seeks to address the lack of knowledge and develop guidelines for assessing the viability of new and existing user-pays systems for protected areas in Australia.

by Michael Hughes, Jack Carlsen, Gary Crilley, Samantha King, Diane Lee and Gail Kennedy

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Good Practice User-Pays Systems for Protected Areas

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The study aimed to develop a digital interactive to enrich visitor experiences at heritage tourism sites. It also developed a suite of guidelines to allow heritage tourism operators (and heritage managers) to operate a similar interactive module at heritage sites throughout Australia.

by Celmara Pocock, Marion Stell, Lucy Frost, Julia Crozier and Simon Ancher

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Guidelines for Design and Implementation of Monitoring Programs to Assess Visitor Impacts in and Around Aquatic Ecosystems within Protected Areas

Categories: Land, Monitoring & Evaluation, Report, Survey, Visitors, Water
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This report documents the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of field trials of indicators that were selected to assess visitor impacts in and around focal swimming holes.

by Wade L. Hadwen, Angela H. Arthington and Paul I. Boon

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This report provides an evaluation of existing organised opportunities for viewing free-ranging kangaroos in Australia and provides recommendations for best practice. “Kangaroo” is used as shorthand for any of the 60 or so species of the superfamily Macropodoidea.

by Karen Higginbottom, Ronda Green, Neil Leiper, Gianna Moscardo, Andrew Tribe and Ralf Buckley

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Evaluation of Organised Tourism Involving Wild Kangaroos

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This  best practice manual concentrates specifically on the procedures of dolphin swim-tour operations. It is a knowledge product developed from the research findings of the technical report Best Practice and Interpretation Tourist/Wildlife Encounters: A Wild Dolphin Swim Tour Example.

by Fleur ONeill, Sam Barnard and Diane Lee

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Best Practice Guidelines for Dolphin Swim Tour Operations Industry Manual : A Dolphin Discovery Center Example

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