Tourism and Biodiversity: A Paradoxical Relationship

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 (2022) Tourism and Biodiversity: A Paradoxical Relationship. Athens Journal of Tourism, 9 (3). pp. 151-162. doi:10.30958/ajt.9-3-2

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Biodiversity has a vital role to play in tourism and yet a paradox lies at the core of the relationship between tourism and biodiversity. On the one hand, biodiversity is at the heart of what drives the tourism industry, while on the other hand tourism activities contribute to the continuing loss of biodiversity, This commentary paper explores the relationships between tourism and biodiversity, and includes an outline of the basic characteristics of biodiversity, and of tourism, a short review of some of the project and policy reports and the academic literature on the relationship between tourism and biodiversity, a cameo case study of the recent United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (2020) ‘One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector’, and some concluding reflections.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Commentary paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism; biodiversity; tourism industry; sustainability; COVID-19 pandemic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 09:20
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 10:48

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