Stakeholder Perceptions of Potential Flagship Species for the Sacred Groves of the North Western Ghats, India

@article{Takahashi2012StakeholderPO,
  title={Stakeholder Perceptions of Potential Flagship Species for the Sacred Groves of the North Western Ghats, India},
  author={Yasuo Takahashi and Diogo Ver{\'i}ssimo and D. C. Macmillan and Archana J. Godbole},
  journal={Human Dimensions of Wildlife},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={257 - 269}
}
Flagship species are often key in marketing ecotourism. Such flagships, however, are frequently perceived differently by local communities and tourists, which could undermine the function of flagships in conservation. This article investigated the differences between locals' and tourists' perceptions about potential bird and tree flagships in sacred groves in the north Western Ghats, India, by surveying 154 villagers and 148 tourists. Tourists generally appreciated aesthetic value, but… 
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