1. Introduction & Objectives
The objective of this SWG is an advanced sustainable tourism and nature conservation through an interdisciplinary network of academic and professional experts in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. With this broad platform the tourism working group will seek to provide eco-rational tourism solutions by engaging in basic, applied and citizen science research in the various fields. Ecosystem – tourism interactions will be taken into account on all relevant levels, ranging from the local to the global.
The network partners will seek to:
- Structure, classify, and better understand the interlinkages between tourism and ecosystem services;
- Define and understand the nature of the ecosystem services provided to tourism;
- Develop a holistic understanding of tourist experiences of nature by integrating social-scientific knowledge;
- Explore and share best practices and models of integration of sustainable tourism and nature conservation at local, regional, and global scales.
2. Lead Team & Members
- Salma Talhouk (Chair), American University of Beirut, Lebanon (Co-leader)
- Bas Amelung (Chair), Wageningen University, the Netherlands (Co-leader)
- Basma Bou Ghanem
- Eva Streberová, Comenius University, Slovakia
- Sylwia Kulczyk, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Josep Pueyo-Ros, University of Girona, Spain
- Philipp Schaegner, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Italy
- Fernando Correia, Hull University Business School at Scarborough, United Kingdom
- Carlos Ferreira, Univeristy of Lisbon, Portugal
- Sara Duarte, Univeristy of Lisbon, Portugal
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3. Activities & Outputs
- 2016 African ESP conference: Nature-based Tourism & Recreation in Africa for Sustainable Development Book of abstracts, Presentations
- 2016 Asian ESP conference: Natural World Heritage Sites and their Role in Provisioning Ecosystem Services Including Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaption in the Asia-Pacific Region Book of abstracts, Presentations