Posted by: Bob Payne | May 2, 2011

The value of avitourism for conservation and job creation-An analysis from South Africa

Tourism directed at bird watching (avitourism) has become increasingly popular. In many lower and middle-income countries, including South Africa, avitourism is being applied in an effort to simultaneously achieve community development and biodiversity conservation. This paper presents the results of an exploratory investigation of 11 community-based avitourism projects in South Africa.

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