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Facing the Wild: Ecotourism, Conservation and Animal Encounters.

Author: Chilla Bulbeck
Publisher: Washington : Earthscan LLC.
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What do wild animals mean to humans? Will they survive both rampant habitat loss and extinction caused by human encroachment and as ecotourists our enthusiasm for them? With ecotourism now the fastest growing segment of tourism and encounters with wild animals - be it swimming with dolphins going on safari or bird watching - ever more popular these are critical questions. Yet until now little has been known about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bulbeck, Chilla, 1951-
Facing the wild : ecotourism, conservation, and animal encounters.
London, [England] ; New York, New York : Earthscan, ©2005
xxiii, 312 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chilla Bulbeck
ISBN: 9781849773850 1849773858
OCLC Number: 1004390734
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Figures and Tables; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Imagining animals; I/eye contact; Encountering animals; Part 1: Back to Nature Tourism; Introduction --
Part 1; Chapter 1: Zoos and Circuses; Chapter 2: Animals as Ambassadors for Conservation; Chapter 3: So Long and Thanks For All the Fish; Part 2: The Nature of Modern Society; Introduction --
Part 2; Chapter 4: Recapturing Lost Meanings; Chapter 5: Loving Knowing; Chapter 6: Respectful Stewardship of a Hybrid Nature; Appendices; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Notes.

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What do wild animals mean to humans? Will they survive both rampant habitat loss and extinction caused by human encroachment and as ecotourists our enthusiasm for them? With ecotourism now the fastest growing segment of tourism and encounters with wild animals - be it swimming with dolphins going on safari or bird watching - ever more popular these are critical questions. Yet until now little has been known about why people crave encounters with wild animals and the meaning for the ecotourism industry conservation efforts and society at large. Facing the Wild is the first serious empirical exa.

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