Tourism Revenue as a Conservation Tool for Threatened Birds in Protected Areas

  title={Tourism Revenue as a Conservation Tool for Threatened Birds in Protected Areas},
  author={Rochelle Steven and James Guy Castley and Ralf C Buckley},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Many bird populations worldwide are at risk of extinction, and rely heavily on protected area networks for their continued conservation. Tourism to these areas contributes to conservation by generating revenue for management. Here we quantify the contribution of tourism revenue for bird species in the IUCN Red List, using a simple accounting method. Relevant data are available for 90 (16%) of the 562 critically endangered and endangered species. Contributions of tourism to bird conservation are… CONTINUE READING
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