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Estimating the Economic, Social and Environmental Value of Tourism to Protected Areas

Hughes, Michael and Jones, Tod and Deery, Margaret and Wood, David and Fredline, Liz and Whitely, Zachary and Lockwood, Michael (2009) Estimating the Economic, Social and Environmental Value of Tourism to Protected Areas. Technical Report. Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism, Gold Coast, Queensland.

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Abstract

This project provides series of detailed assessments of tourism values and costs in localities adjacent to protected areas in Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. The project demonstrates a range of techniques for respectively measuring social, environmental and economic impacts of tourism activity. It involved tourists, townspeople, natural area managers and government authorities. The project draws together recent work on economic valuation of protected area tourism by Carlsen and Wood (2004), social values of tourism by Fredline, Deery and Jago (2006) and environmental values of tourism based on work by Michael Lockwood at the University of Tasmania and David Wood in Western Australia.. As a final stage, the project identified the costs of tourism activity to a region based on a case study of Exmouth. The project aims to provide methods for identifying monetary and non-monetary values for tourism across a range of study areas using methods that may be replicated across regions. While not currently fully integrating social, economic and environmental measures, the methods will inform the development of toolkits for the assessment of these values of protected areas, which will be made widely available for use. The process of creating toolkits has begun with the existing Valuing Places Toolkit, which is based on the economic valuation methods detailed in this report.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information:

9781921521225 (online ISBN), 9781921521218 (print ISBN)

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17404, national parks, regional tourism, social values, costs, natural areas, environmental values, Australia, Halls Gap, Victoria, Exmouth Shire, Western, protected areas, Australia, Tasmania, Grampians, tourism, economic aspects, environmental aspects
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
SEO Classification > 9003 Tourism
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 05:03
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 01:55
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4842
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