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Call for more investment in world’s protected areas

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The world’s national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research. The idea of natural capital, the worth of natural assets, is increasingly being used in policy making. It is based on assigning economic value to the natural environment in order to better preserve it in the future. Helen Briggs. Read more.

 

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Nature-Based Tourism in Australia and Beyond: A Preliminary Investigation

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The purpose of this report is to describe, in an introductory way, the character, magnitude and impact of nature-based tourism within Australia, and to consider the salient issues which will influence the future sustainable development of this crucial sector.

by David Weaver, Bill Faulkner and Laura Lawton

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In 1999, Kaikoura District Council adopted what is now known as the EarthCheck Sustainable Communities Program. This provided them with a framework to reduce the environmental impact of the community’s activities upon the increasingly popular region.    This case study outlines how EarthCheck was chosen as the environmental management system to help Kaikoura measure, monitor and manage the impacts of the town’s broad-ranging activities.

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