Start Date

8-1-2011 9:45 AM

End Date

8-1-2011 10:30 AM

Track

2. Track 2 - Poster Session

Subject Area

Travel and Tourism

Faculty Member

Dr. Daniel Spears-dspears@unt.edu

Abstract

This study proposes the applicability of tourism as a tool for biodiversity conservation in the Cape Horn region of Chile. This region is known for its unique cultural and biophysical features; therefore, the applicability of effective tourism practices can lead to the protection of species while also protecting areas that tourists want to see. Emphasis is placed on the involvement of the local Yaghan community due to their strong cultural and historical ties to the area and their ecological knowledge of the region. The goal of tourism practices in this region is to incorporate tourism to further the conservation of biodiversity in the region while generating economic benefits for the local people.

Keywords

tourism, biodiversity, biocultural conservation, Cape Horn, Yaghan culture, Chile

 
Jan 8th, 9:45 AM Jan 8th, 10:30 AM

Tourism: A Tool for Biodiversity Conservation in the Cape Horn Region

This study proposes the applicability of tourism as a tool for biodiversity conservation in the Cape Horn region of Chile. This region is known for its unique cultural and biophysical features; therefore, the applicability of effective tourism practices can lead to the protection of species while also protecting areas that tourists want to see. Emphasis is placed on the involvement of the local Yaghan community due to their strong cultural and historical ties to the area and their ecological knowledge of the region. The goal of tourism practices in this region is to incorporate tourism to further the conservation of biodiversity in the region while generating economic benefits for the local people.