Monitoring tourists’ specialisation and implementing adaptive governance is necessary to avoid failure of the wildlife tourism commons

Francesca Mancini: Francesca is an early-career researcher and an ecological modeller at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Francesca Mancini

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Francesca Mancini: Francesca is an early-career researcher and an ecological modeller at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • Tourists' level of specialisation is crucial in determining the sustainability of a wildlife tourism destination
  • No single governance structure is effective in sustainably managing the destination throughout its development cycle
  • We use an individual-based model to simulate the dynamics of a Wildlife tourism destination in different development phases
  • The level of specialisation of tourists visiting a destination can influence both the exploitation of the wildlife and the socio-economic success of the industry, and no single governance structure leads to sustainability in every stage of a WT destination lifecycle
  • Fiona Manson: Dr Fiona Manson is a marine adviser at Scottish Natural Heritage
  • David Lusseau: David is Professor of Behavioural Biology at the University of Aberdeen

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