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Tiger, Lion, and Human Life in the Heart of Wilderness: Impacts of Institutional Tourism on Development and Conservation in East Africa and India
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2013 (English)In: Conservation and Society, ISSN 0972-4923, E-ISSN 0975-3133, Vol. 11, no 4, 375-390 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article tests the hypothesis on whether tourism is an important institutional factor in reconciling the conflicting goals of conservation and development. The study entails data from field surveys across protected areas including the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania, and the Corbett National Park in northern India. With human development defined in terms of stages of progress (SOP) delineated by the respondents themselves, the study finds indicative evidences of the validity of the posed hypothesis in the two nations, in varying proportions. Factors not related to tourism, like incomes from livestock, have affected development in Tanzania, though not in India.

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2013. Vol. 11, no 4, 375-390 p.
Keyword [en]
human development, stages of progress, conservation, tourism, community, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Corbett Tiger Reserve
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-220557DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.125750ISI: 000331590800005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-220557DiVA: diva2:706403
Available from: 2014-03-20 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2014-03-20Bibliographically approved

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