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Author : Lesego S. Stone & Gyan P. Nyaupane
School/Work Place : University of Botswana & Arizona State University
Contact : lsebele@ori.ub.bw
Year : 2015

Present-day Western approaches relating to nature and natural resources management assume that humans are independent from the natural world (Pierotti & Wildcat, 2000). Protected areas such as Yellowstone National Park were created with this narrative in mind.  This view of conservation and nature is deeply entrenched and wilderness is still celebrated by many as a place to rejuvenate and discover the purpose for life (DiSilvestro, 1993). This construction sees nature as a resource for human use and a challenge for the rational mind to conquer (Adams, 2003). Despite this worldwide acceptance of Western views on nature, Mackenzie (1988) acknowledges the wilderness-humankind separation provided a means through which British colonizers took over their African colonies’ land and created enclaves that could serve their interests.

In contrast to westerners’ beliefs, Southerners believe in the harmony between nature and society (Colchester, 2000). For most, there is knowledge on how to interrelate with nature (Redford and Stearman, 1993). Evidence indicates that even with hunter-gatherers and wildlife being a part of local diet and commodity trading, wildlife populations remained high (Murombedzi, 2003). This has been attributed to the use of local myths, policies, customs and religions that reinforced and regulated resource use (Hviding, 2003). These traditional strategies promote and support the conservation of nature while ensuring access to it (Murombedzi, 2003).

The creation of protected areas has had negative impacts on native communities; in Uganda, the Ik were removed from their traditional hunting grounds to allow for the establishment of Kidepo National Park while in Botswana, Basarwa were relocated to make way for Moremi National Park (Colchester, 2000). Hence, local resentments may occur. For instance, although for most White Americans protected places represent, beauty and national pride, the same lands symbolize deception, lost land, and continued oppression for many Native Americans who were displaced from their ancestral lands (McAvoy, 2002).


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank V Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts file 1676 Oct 13, 2013

This study addresses the threat of climate change impacts on the sustainability of the economic benefits for, and environmental assets of, tourism destinations. It discusses the challenges for both the demand and supply side of tourism to fo...

Author: Nancy Scanlon 

Year: 2005 

» Think Tank XV Why Africans do not visit their national parks: A case... file 1711 Jul 27, 2015

Present-day Western approaches relating to nature and natural resources management assume that humans are independent from the natural world (Pierotti & Wildcat, 2000). Protected areas such as Yellowstone National Park were created with ...

Author: Lesego S. Stone & Gyan P. Nyaupane 

Year: 2015 

352 Think Tank XVIII SMTE’s use of SoMe and Sustainability file 1731 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: SoMe, Small medium sized tourism enterprises (SMTE’s), Sustainability, Tourism.

Author: Ida Marie Visbech Andersen 

Year: 2018 

351 Think Tank XVIII Communication of Sustainability Efforts in the Hospita... file 1735 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: green marketing, sustainability engagement, small / owner-managed hotels

Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2018 

350 Think Tank XIX Towards an Alternative Ecotourism Model for the Medite... file 1752 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Protected Areas, ecotourism, sustainable tourism, Mediterranean, Ecological Footprint Page: 194-198 Towards an Alternative Ecotourism Model for the Mediterranean Region.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style D...

Author: Jeremy Sampson, Natalie Beckett and Carla Danelutti 

Year: 2019 

349 Think Tank XVII Providing sustainable innovations in the hospitality i... file 1773 Aug 17, 2017

Sustainability and eco-friendliness is gaining considerable attention within the hotel industry (Chen, Sloan & Legrand, 2009; Kim & Han, 2010). There has been a growing awareness of the environmental and social influence of hotel ope...

Author: Julia Zimmermann & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2017 

348 Think Tank XIX Nature-based tourism among ‘bad-nature’: Creating sust... file 1808 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: nature based tourism, sustainable tourism, invasive species, pollution, environmental degradation, New Zealand Page: 115-118 Nature-based tourism Among Bad Tourism.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Defini...

Author: Brent Lovelock, Anna Carr and Stuart Hayes 

Year: 2019 

347 Think Tank X How Is Sustainability ‘Materialised’ in Tourism? Conte... file 1815 Oct 13, 2013

Meaning is one of the most elusive and ubiquitous properties of tourism spaces. This paper analyses the ambiguity of meaning in the materiality of tourism sustainability. Sustainable development and its three interrelated principles of holi...

Author: Neil M. Walsh 

Year: 2010 

346 Think Tank XVI Crowdsourcing – New Ways of an efficient Corporate Soc... file 1819 Jul 02, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Sustainability (CS) play a more and more crucial role in the development of hotel business. A study of the French hotel company Accor shows, that sustainability is a determining factor of ...

Author: Matthias Straub 

Year: 2016 

345 Think Tank XVII A meta-analysis of the tourism and economic growth nexus file 1860 Aug 17, 2017

The existing literature is fraught with empirical studies delineating the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth. However, the results are at best inconclusive. In this regard, the aim of the present study is to investigate the unde...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Robin Nunkoo & Raja Vinesh Sannassee & Paul Georges Warren Moraghen & Zameelah Rifkha Khan Jaffur 

Year: 2017 

344 Think Tank XIX Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tou... file 1864 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourism education, transformative education, collaborative learning, multi-stakeholder collaboration Page: 119-124 Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tourism education.pdf

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Ulrich Gunter and Gordon Sillence 

Year: 2019 

343 Think Tank XV The social enterprise as a vehicle to poverty alleviat... file 1877 Jul 27, 2015

Over the last decades, social enterprises have increasingly gained importance in the travel and tourism industry and they are revolutionizing the way business is done. Instead of maximizing profits for external shareholders, a social enterpr...

Author: Sebastian Ferrari & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2015 

342 Think Tank XVIII Defining Small Accommodation Establishments: employing... file 1901 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: small accommodation, sustainable tourism, business models

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

341 Think Tank XIX Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a to... file 1916 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourist experience, cueing, cognitive dissonance, availability heuristic, representativeness heuristic Page: 199-207 Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a tourist experience.pdf Normal 0 false false false...

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2019 

340 Think Tank XVI Adoption and diffusion of sustainability in tourism an... file 1941 Jul 02, 2016

This study explores why family firms adopt social and ecological policies that go beyond regulations, which includes hard (e.g., law; Berrone et al., 2010) or soft (e.g., certificates; Rivera, 2002) regulations. To accomplish this, the stud...

Author: Johanna Zanon, Andreas Kallmuenzer, William Nikolakis & Mike Peters 

Year: 2016 

339 Think Tank XVIII Persuasive communication: an experiment on hotel guest... file 1961 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: personal values, smart water-saving technology, community-based social marketing, science communication, pro-environmental behaviour, field experiment.

Author: Pablo Pereira-Doel, Xavier Font & Candice Howarth 

Year: 2018 

338 Think Tank XVII E-Mobility as an Innovation for a Sustainable Destinat... file 1990 Aug 17, 2017

The project "E-Destination” funded by Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH) aims to show whether and in what form electro-mobility can play a bigger role regarding tourism in the rural region of Lake Constance (in German: Bodensee), Baden-...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2017 

337 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 1993 Aug 17, 2017

The research is funded by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and with the guidance of the International Trade Centre of UNCTAD. The authors would like to thank Pablo LoMoro at the International Trade Centre for his considerable sup...

Author: Andrew Rylance & Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

OPA: 2017 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

336 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 2082 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

335 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 2100 Aug 17, 2017

The tourism sector is vital for the development of small island developing states. However, climate change can negatively impact on tourism demand and affect these economies both on the economic and social level. The purpose of this study is...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, Boopen Seetanah, Robin Sannassee & Robin Nunkoo 

Year: 2017 

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