Ecotourism, sustainable development, and conservation education: Development of a tour guide training program in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

  title={Ecotourism, sustainable development, and conservation education: Development of a tour guide training program in Tortuguero, Costa Rica},
  author={Susan K. Jacobson and Rafael Azevedo Robles},
  journal={Environmental Management},
A tour guide training program was developed for rural communities near Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park to respond to the impacts of the 24-fold increase in park visitation in the past decade, to involve local communities in resource management, and to provide regional environmental education. The development of the training course involved a survey of scientists and park managers to ascertain resource management needs, priorities for information to be disseminated, and impacts of tourism… 

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