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Part of the Earthscan Oceans Series
Coral reefs are an important tourism resource for many coastal and island destinations and generate a range of benefits to their local communities, including as a food source, income from tourism, employment and recreational opportunities. However, coral reefs are under increasing threat from climate change and related impacts such as coral bleaching and ocean acidification. Other anthropogenic stresses include over-fishing, anchor damage, coastal development, agricultural run-off, sedimentation and coral mining. This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to review these issues as they relate to the sustainable management of coral reef tourism destinations. It incorporates coral reef science, management, conservation and tourism perspectives and takes a global perspective of coral reef tourism issues covering many of the world's most significant coral reef destinations. These include the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef in Australia, the Red Sea, Pacific Islands, South East Asia, the Maldives, the Caribbean islands, Florida Keys and Brazil. Specific issues addressed include climate change, pollution threats, fishing, island tourism, scuba diving, marine wildlife, governance, sustainability, conservation and community resilience. The book also issues a call for more thoughtful development of coral reef experiences where the ecological needs of coral reefs are placed ahead of the economic desires of the tourism industry.
|Publication date:||11th September 2018|
|Author:||Bruce (Central Queensland University, Australia) Prideaux|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Coral reefs, Biodiversity, Conservation of the environment, Tourism industry, Marine biology,|
Bruce Prideaux is Professor of Tourism, School of Business and Law, Central Queensland University, Australia. He is the author or editor of 11 books, 120 research articles and 84 book chapters. His interests include sustainability, climate change, marine and rainforest tourism, and regional tourism development. Anja Pabel is a Lecturer in Tourism, School of Business and Law, Central Queensland University, Australia. Her research interests are tourist behaviour, marine tourism, tourism sustainability and humour research.More About Bruce (Central Queensland University, Australia) Prideaux