The Economics of Ecotourism: A Galápagos Islands Economy‐Wide Perspective*

  title={The Economics of Ecotourism: A Gal{\'a}pagos Islands Economy‐Wide Perspective*},
  author={J. Edward Taylor and George A. Dyer and Micki Stewart and Antonio Y{\'u}nez-naude and Sergio Eduardo Gomez Ardila},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={977 - 997}
Ecotourism, the fastest growing sector of the largest industry on earth, is strongly advocated by major conservation groups as a way to help conserve nature. Its potential for generating income while creating incentives for conservation has sparked academic discussion regarding the meaning of ecotourism and attention to the design of integrated conservation and tourism projects. With a few exceptions, economists have been absent from these discussions. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and… 

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