A Global Assessment of Tourism and Recreation Conservation Threats to Prioritise Interventions

  title={A Global Assessment of Tourism and Recreation Conservation Threats to Prioritise Interventions},
  author={David Lusseau and Francesca Mancini},
Tourism has become a global economic driver, accounting for 11% of global GDP and 10% of total employment. Nature-based and wildlife tourism have particularly grown faster than the rest of the industry over the past 10 years. The sustainability of nature-based tourism, and recreation, is often assumed despite its contribution to global carbon emissions or extirpation of natural habitats. Indeed, the sector is advocated as key to sustainable development particularly for biodiversity and… Expand
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