Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development

 

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dc.contributor.author Corbeira, Maria Jose Garcia
dc.contributor.author Conradie, Beatrice
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-25T19:30:46Z
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dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Corbeira, M. J. G., & Conradie, B. I. (2010). Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19863
dc.description.abstract With scarce funding and resources being prioritised to meet human development needs in South Africa, it is critical that biodiversity conservation benefits be packaged in a way that emphasises their economic contribution to such developmental goals. The Cape Action Plan for the Environment (CAPE) does this by positioning sustainable nature-based tourism as the conduit between the local community and the biodiversity that surrounds it. In this way, nature-based tourism acts both as a framework for the protection of the biodiversity upon which it depends and as a driver of economic development in the local community. It is in this context of biodiversity conservation and particularly since CAPE has pronounced the Agulhas Plain as a terrestrial pilot region within the Cape Floristic Region, that it is so important to attempt to put a value on tourism in the region. With these objectives in mind, this study has found that tourism in the Agulhas Plain could reap between R64 to R123 million per annum (or R418 - R803 per hectare), at current levels of protection and conservation. This value sits very well in the current South African literature, specifically with valuations for the Cape Floristic Region and Kruger National Park. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
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dc.title Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-05-25T13:33:26Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Corbeira, M. J. G., & Conradie, B. (2010). <i>Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19863 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Corbeira, Maria Jose Garcia, and Beatrice Conradie <i>Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19863 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Corbeira MJG, Conradie B. Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development. 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19863 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Corbeira, Maria Jose Garcia AU - Conradie, Beatrice AB - With scarce funding and resources being prioritised to meet human development needs in South Africa, it is critical that biodiversity conservation benefits be packaged in a way that emphasises their economic contribution to such developmental goals. The Cape Action Plan for the Environment (CAPE) does this by positioning sustainable nature-based tourism as the conduit between the local community and the biodiversity that surrounds it. In this way, nature-based tourism acts both as a framework for the protection of the biodiversity upon which it depends and as a driver of economic development in the local community. It is in this context of biodiversity conservation and particularly since CAPE has pronounced the Agulhas Plain as a terrestrial pilot region within the Cape Floristic Region, that it is so important to attempt to put a value on tourism in the region. With these objectives in mind, this study has found that tourism in the Agulhas Plain could reap between R64 to R123 million per annum (or R418 - R803 per hectare), at current levels of protection and conservation. This value sits very well in the current South African literature, specifically with valuations for the Cape Floristic Region and Kruger National Park. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development TI - Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: A vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19863 ER - en_ZA


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