Collaborative Environmental Governance Networks in Small Indonesian Island Tourism Destinations

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Charlie, Charlie (2014) Collaborative Environmental Governance Networks in Small Indonesian Island Tourism Destinations. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

The natural environment plays a major role in determining destination attractiveness, particularly in the case of small island destinations characterised by sparse natural resources and a limited environmental carrying capacity. When uncontrolled tourism development occurs in such settings, environmental degradation may occur, thereby reducing destination attractiveness. This pattern is particularly prevalent in small island destinations within developing countries, where the capability of the local government is often lacking, and where resident populations have limited environmental awareness and education. The recent literature on sustainable tourism has embraced a holistic view of tourism systems that acknowledges the need for joint management by stakeholders, including tourism business operators, local government, ecosystem ecologists, non-government organisations (NGOs) and local residents. This view considers that effective environmental conservation in small island tourism destinations within developing countries requires collaboration between relevant stakeholders. This should include the creation of networks and the development of a shared understanding about the collaborative actions governing environmental conservation. Some of small island destinations in developing countries have developed

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/26293
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords tourism sector, sustainable tourism, sustainable development, marine-based tourism, marine conservation areas, ecotourism, EGN's, environmental governance networks, stakeholders, tourists, businesses, tourism operators, local community, government agencies, NGOs, tourism development, political ecology, islands, Gili Trawangan Island, Nusa Lembongan Island, Indonesia
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