publication . Article . 2008

State-led ecotourism development and nature conservation: a case study of the Changbai Mountain Biosphere Reserve, China.

Jianqiong Yuan; Limin Dai; Qingli Wang;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2008 Journal: Ecology and Society (issn: 1708-3087, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Resilience Alliance
Faced with fiscal constraints and enormous population pressures, 80% of Chinese nature reserves have employed ecotourism as a support and development strategy. Assessing the actual effects of ecotourism at a nature reserve that has a relatively long history of ecotourism development experience may be instructive for other reserves. Therefore, we take Changbai Mountain Biosphere Reserve (CMBR) in northeastern China as a case study, for it is one of the pioneers in embracing ecotourism in China. Personal interviews and informal group discussions were employed to understand local residents' attitudes toward conservation. Factors affecting their attitudes were then ...
free text keywords: Changbai Mountain Biosphere Reserve, conservation, ecotourism, local support, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Ecology, QH540-549.5, Environmental protection, Economics, Revenue, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Nature reserve, Extreme poverty, Tourism, Poverty, Local community
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