Tag: "ecotourism" at biology news

As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow

...ed, ranging from seemingly innocuous pursuits like ecotourism and agriculture to war and civil unrest. Even climate change or extremes, the report notes, can trigger a chain of events that manifests itself in the emergence of new diseases. An example cited in the report is the emergence of nipah virus in Malay...

Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park

...sme et des Parcs Nationaux (ORTPN) with respect to ecotourism development, ranger-based monitoring, and community outreach. Pressure on Rwanda's natural resources has increased over time. Slightly smaller than Belgium in size, Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa, with nearly 8 million people...

Census finds mountain gorillas increasing

...vation Programme (IGCP) --that combined pioneering ecotourism and education programs, with a more traditional anti-poaching effort. WCS continues to protect mountain gorillas through applied research on key conservation challenges, and by providing support for the national protected area authorities and the In...

A realistic way to save rainforests

... nondestructive industries such as bioprospecting, ecotourism and watershed protection provide greater economic benefits than logging and ranching. But the concept has not been particularly effective because only a small fraction of plant extracts actually are developed into drugs, and when they are, it takes ...

Ancient Inca road in desperate need of protection

...or ecosystem and watershed maintenance, as well as ecotourism and community development. "The historical, social and even spiritual importance of this ancient wonder of engineering demands that the international community seriously study the establishment of protected areas along the route," said Miguel Peller...

Tourism to Earth's most threatened areas surges by over 100 percent in last decade

...velopment guided by the principles associated with ecotourism environmental sustainability, protection of nature, and supporting the well being of local peoples can have a positive impact on biodiversity conservation and provide important economic alternatives for local communities. "Integrating biodiversity ...

New marine protected area to safeguard world's largest fish

... both generate revenue for our communities through ecotourism and preserve our natural environment, all while hopefully encouraging other communities to do similar conservation work." Conservation International's Global Conservation Fund (GCF), which provided the majority of financing as well as significant tec...

The dollars and sense of protecting the ocean

... one particular situation, the MPA may be good for ecotourism (seal watching) but not for the fishery. Contingent valuation of marine protected areas: Southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems, by Hall, Hall and Murray estimates the benefit of more effective enforcement and management of MPAs designed to ...

US government commits $36 million to protect Congo's forests

...ilding for local communities and development of an ecotourism industry. These efforts are part of a broader partnership involving other governments, the private sector and additional NGO's that aims to support a network of up to 10 million hectares (24,710,000 acres) of effectively managed national parks and ...

Cambodian government creates 1,000,000-acre protected area

... international support for wildlife protection and ecotourism and has honored a promise made two years ago to conserve the Cardamoms." CI will continue to work with the Cambodian government and NGO partners to encourage the creation of an even larger conservation corridor, which would connect the Cardamoms to ...

Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler announce World Legacy Awards

...st, Senior Director of Conservation Internationals ecotourism department. With the creation of the World Legacy ...iodiversity. Eligible nominees include eco-lodges, ecotourism operators, and community or privately owned nature reserves whose existence through tourism revenue ...

Mountain cloud forests imperiled by lowland deforestation, says Science study

...osta Rica, a center of research, conservation, and ecotourism for nearly three decades. The Monteverde forests are home to thousands of animal and plant species, including the resplendent quetzal bird, golden toads, the jaguar, 5000 moth species, and 400 orchid species. Cloud forests in the Caribbean form where...

Arctic ecosystems being nibbled away

...ing and military activity, the explosive growth of ecotourism is affecting all sectors of the Arctic. We suggest that serious consideration should also be given to the less visible effects of seemingly benign recreational activities that inevitably accompany tourism development." Forbes' co-authors are: James ...

Scientists record extraordinary sounds made by minke whales

...with Andy Dunstan, a scientist on the research and ecotourism vessel Undersea Explorer. They went to great lengths to demonstrate conclusively that the sound is made by dwarf minke whales. The researchers reported their findings in the June issue of the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America. Their work was...

Scientists fear loss of colobus monkey heralds beginning of 'extinction spasm' of many West African species

...rotect," he said. Finally, Struhsaker said, while ecotourism can play a modest role in species preservation, it is highly variable, plummeting whenever a region experiences any political disturbance. "Furthermore, rapidly increasing human populations will soon swamp any economic incentives for supporting cons...

Stanford study supports novel rainforest protection plan

.... Kremen points out that the park also brings in ecotourism dollars and provides other benefits to local people, such as stabilizing erosion and water flow to prevent downstream flooding and sedimentation of rice paddies and fish nurseries. On a global scale, the study shows that protecting Masoala park cou...

New research centre to continue 200-year-old traditions

...aroo Island's reputation as one of Australia's top ecotourism sites depends on the ecological research done there. That research will receive a huge boost from Adelaide University's announcement on World Environment Day (June 5) of a plan to create a new field research centre in the heart of the island's most i...

Duke expedition to rescue rare lemurs

...on to preserve the animals andto encourage further ecotourism in certain areas, Glander said. Romeo first came to the Primate Center in fall 1993, along with hismother Titania and another unrelated male Oberon. The three animals were thefirst diademed sifakas ever brought into captivity outside Madagasc...

Ecotourism: Penguins can get used to people

... can get along," says Walker. "Thecurrent level of ecotourism is not a significant cost to these breeding birds."...

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