Peaks & Parks: Mountain Tourism in East Asia’s Protected Areas
Friday, March 26th 2021 16:00 pm to 17:30 pm (JST)
A quarter of the earth’s land is covered by mountains. Upland destinations account for 15-20% of global tourism, second only to sun-sea-and-sand vacations, but many of the inaccessible, fragile ecosystems have remained relatively isolated, resulting in rich biodiversity but some of the poorest, most marginal communities in the world. In the recent rush to develop these highland ‘frontiers,’ Asia’s mountainous Protected Areas (PAs) symbolize the trade-off between conservation and nature-based tourism (NBT). The focus of this research is to compare mountainous PAs holistically across Northeast, Southeast and South Asia, three regions that are seeking to promote ‘pragmatic’ or ‘enlightened’ NBT (Weaver, 2014).
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