NGO–Community Collaboration for Ecotourism: A Strategy for Sustainable Regional Development

@article{Barkin2001NGOCommunityCF,
  title={NGO–Community Collaboration for Ecotourism: A Strategy for Sustainable Regional Development},
  author={David Barkin and Carlos Paill{\'e}s Bouchez},
  journal={Current Issues in Tourism},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={245 - 253}
}
An inappropriate mega-tourist project dramatically threatened the communities and ecosystems at Bahias de Huatulco, a beautiful site on the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. The indigenous communities in the neighbouring highlands suffered, first as their forests were logged, and then by the economic pressures and cultural onslaught from globalised tourist development. An environmentally sensitive programme to emplace an infrastructure to provide ecotourism services, supported by the traditional… 
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