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Conservation narratives and the 'received wisdom' of ecotourism: Case studies from Costa Rica

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Campbell, LM
Published in: International Journal of Sustainable Development
January 1, 2002

Ecotourism can be considered to be the 'dictated solution' of a conservation counter-narrative that calls for both sustainable use of wildlife and community-based conservation. This paper addresses the promotion of ecotourism by a specific group of wildlife conservation 'experts', and the implementation of ecotourism as a conservation strategy at three case-study sites in rural Costa Rica. In 1995, in-depth interviews were undertaken with 42 conservation experts and with 12 key informants at the case-study sites. Findings suggest that conservation experts promote ecotourism because it is preferable to more consumptive uses of wildlife, and because it allows experts to repeat the language of the counter-narrative, while continuing to implement traditional conservation solutions, i.e. establishment of parks and protected areas. Copyright © 2002 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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International Journal of Sustainable Development

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0960-1406

Publication Date

January 1, 2002

Volume

5

Issue

3

Start / End Page

300 / 325

Related Subject Headings

  • Agricultural Economics & Policy
  • 16 Studies in Human Society
  • 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • 05 Environmental Sciences
 

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Campbell, L. M. (2002). Conservation narratives and the 'received wisdom' of ecotourism: Case studies from Costa Rica. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 5(3), 300–325. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2002.003755
Campbell, L. M. “Conservation narratives and the 'received wisdom' of ecotourism: Case studies from Costa Rica.” International Journal of Sustainable Development 5, no. 3 (January 1, 2002): 300–325. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2002.003755.
Campbell LM. Conservation narratives and the 'received wisdom' of ecotourism: Case studies from Costa Rica. International Journal of Sustainable Development. 2002 Jan 1;5(3):300–25.
Campbell, L. M. “Conservation narratives and the 'received wisdom' of ecotourism: Case studies from Costa Rica.” International Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 5, no. 3, Jan. 2002, pp. 300–25. Scopus, doi:10.1504/IJSD.2002.003755.
Campbell LM. Conservation narratives and the 'received wisdom' of ecotourism: Case studies from Costa Rica. International Journal of Sustainable Development. 2002 Jan 1;5(3):300–325.
Journal cover image

Published In

International Journal of Sustainable Development

DOI

ISSN

0960-1406

Publication Date

January 1, 2002

Volume

5

Issue

3

Start / End Page

300 / 325

Related Subject Headings

  • Agricultural Economics & Policy
  • 16 Studies in Human Society
  • 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • 05 Environmental Sciences