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Consumptive Tourism and Sustainability Student name: Course: Professor: University: Date: Contents Introduction 3 Wildlife tourism 3 Moral standpoint 4 Economic viability 4 Legislation and organization stance 5 Social impacts 6 Environmental impact 6 Game ranching 7 Conservancies 8 Case studies 8 Southern Africa 8 Trophy hunting 9 Consumptive versus non-consumptive tourism 10 Conclusion 12 References 13 Introduction Ecotourism is a complex issue that attempts to balance the economic and environmental needs of a region (Tisdell, 2011).
However, others argue that the definitions of ecotourism are too broad, and little research has been done concerning how ecotourism policies are implemented and whether they are effective (Highham, 2007). Environmental sustainability is often criticised as it limits the ability of populations to generate income from their environment. However, many people argue that caring for the environment is crucial for ensuring the future use of the environment for both loving and tourism (Gossling et al., 2009). In general, ecotourism is considered to be non-consumptive use of the environment (Campbell, 2003). However, many researchers and people within the industry consider some forms of consumptive tourism to also be ecologically sound, and to aid in the protection of the environment. Wildlife tourism Wildlife tourism is becoming increasingly popular as society becomes more highly urbanised and less natural habitat is available, particularly for those from the western world. Tourists exhibit a growing desire to directly interact with the natural environment, particularly environment that is relatively untouched by humans. ...
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