Can ecotourism deliver real economic, social, and environmental benefits? A study of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

@article{Hunt2015CanED,
  title={Can ecotourism deliver real economic, social, and environmental benefits? A study of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica},
  author={Carter A. Hunt and William H. Durham and Laura Driscoll and Martha Honey},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Tourism},
  year={2015},
  volume={23},
  pages={339 - 357}
}
Doubt persists about ecotourism's ability to make tangible contributions to conservation and deliver benefits for host communities. This work in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula tests the hypothesis that ecotourism in this region is more effective at improving well-being for local residents, at enhancing their access to key resources and information, and at supporting biodiversity conservation than other locally available economic sectors. Data from 128 semi-structured interviews with local workers… 
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