Enterprise and Livelihood Development

The Mayakoba touristic development: a model of sustainable tourism in the Mexican Caribbean

<p>The Mayakoba Touristic Development (MTD) belongs to Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL). It is located in the central coastal Mexican Caribbean, where there are ecosystems of great ecological value and fragile balance. MTD is inserted into an environmental matrix with high valuable ecosystems, such as mangroves, coastal dunes, tropical forests, and reefs. The process for the design of this project was focused in the conservation of these ecosystems and their natural processes.

Guide to good practices for sustainable tourism in marine-coastal ecosystems: Lodging business

<p>This guide presents detailed information about the marine coastal ecosystem and the environmental resources most used by tourism activity in the above-mentioned ecosystem. It analyzes the potential problems of tourism activity and recommends best management practices to improve company management. The implementation of these best practices allows businessmen to minimize the negative impacts on the environment and communities while maximizing the benefits of tourism activity in the natural and social environments discussed.</p>

Sustainable tourism in protected areas: Guidelines for planning and management

<p>The link between protected areas and tourism is as old as the history of protected areas. Though the relationship is complex and sometimes adversarial, tourism is always a critical component to consider in the establishment and management of protected areas. These guidelines aim to build an understanding of protected area tourism, and its management. They provide both a theoretical structure and practical guidelines for managers. The underlying aim is to ensure that tourism contributes to the purposes of protected areas and does not undermine them.</p>

Integrating Biodiversity into the Tourism Sector: Best Practice Guidelines Report Submitted to UNEP/UNDP/GEF/BPSP

<p>The goal of the BPSP thematic study has been to try to provide a guide to best practice in the integration of both fields: sustainable tourism and biodiversity planning and protection. This Report strives to integrate biodiversity into the tourism sector and also integrate sustainable tourism into biodiversity planning and protection. Both fields need to interact in a positive way.</p>

Making tourism more sustainable: a guide for policy makers

<p>The Guide presents a comprehensive set of instruments for governments, ranging from planning regulations to economic instruments and the application of certification and indicators, and it sets out 12 aims for sustainable tourism and their implications for policy, and describes the collaborative structures and strategies that are needed at a national and local level. It also identifies ways to influence the development and operation of tourism enterprises and the activities of tourists.

Valuing Recreational and Conservation Benefits of Coral Reefs - the Case of Bolinao, Philippines

<p>The recognition of recreational and conservation benefits of coral reefs globally provides a sound economic rationale for their management. The value of recreational and conservation benefits of coral reefs along the Lingayen Gulf, Bolinao, Philippines is evaluated using travel cost and contingent valuation methods, respectively. Empirical results generated consumer surplus valued at PhP10,463 (US$223) per person per annum or potential net annual revenues to the local economy worth PhP220.2 million (US$4.7 million) from an estimated 21,042 visitors to Bolinao in 2000.

Benchmarking Study on International Aquaculture Certification Programmes

<p>In this study, WWF has identified four main areas of concern which must be addressed by any certification programme aiming to influence the long-term sustainability of the aquaculture industry. These areas are: Environmental issues, social issues, animal welfare and health and standard development and verification procedures.</p>

Coastal Zone Management Focusing on Coastal Tourism in a Transitional Period of China

<p>Coastal zone management in China has undergone a developmental leap since 1978, a turning point in the country’s economic and institutional reform. In examining China’s reform in coastal management, this paper assesses the evolution of marine activities including coastal tourism. It also looks into the present issues of coastal resource uses and how administrative agencies responded to those coastal resource issues especially as the country moves from a planned economy to a market economy, and from centralized governance to decentralized governance.

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