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Title: Conservation costs: nature-based tourism as development at Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam
Contributor(s): Rugendyke, BA  (author); Son, NT (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2005.00265.x
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Abstract: Local communities are frequently displaced from areas selected for environmental protection. Development of nature-based tourism, believed to be more environmentally benign than traditional agricultural systems, has been encouraged by governments and national park managers in the hope of providing alternative livelihoods for local people. This paper examines the extent to which indigenous peoples resettled from within one Vietnamese national park have engaged with the nascent tourism industry, thereby providing a perspective on the success of their resettlement, through the eyes of those communities affected. The perspectives of resettled peoples are contrasted with those of villagers who have continued to reside within the national park, using traditional means of survival, along with new initiatives designed to supplement their livelihoods and to reduce their dependence on national park resources for survival. Resettled villagers are unable to survive on agricultural activity alone, tourism has done little to provide an alternate livelihood and the park environment is still threatened by the use of park resources by resettled communities in their struggle to survive.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 46(2), p. 185-200
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Place of Publication: Victoria, Australia
ISSN: 1360-7456
Field of Research (FOR): 150601 Impacts of Tourism
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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