000013623 001__ 13623
000013623 037__ $$a6035
000013623 041__ $$aEnglish
000013623 100__ $$aZhang, Z.
000013623 100__ $$aLiu, L.
000013623 100__ $$aLi, X.
000013623 245__ $$aEcotourism and nature-reserve sustainability in environmentally fragile poor areas: The case of the Ordos Relict Gull Reserve in China
000013623 260__ $$c2008
000013623 260__ $$b
            
000013623 490__ $$aArticle
000013623 507__ $$aMFOLL
000013623 520__ $$aThis article explores the applicability of the conventional wisdom that economic growth is paramount to environmental sustainability by examining ecotourism and nature-reserve sustainability in environmentally fragile poor regions. The discussion focuses on the Ordos Relict Gull Reserve in the Inner Mongolia region of China. The study evaluated reserve records of water and soil conditions and interpreted satellite images to identify lake-level and land-cover changes at the reserve. The Ordos Relict Gulls seem to have abandoned the reserve following ecotourism development and established new colonies in northern Shaanxi. The authors argue that ecotourism—especially ersatz ecotourism—in certain nature reserves is an unsustainable practice rooted in the conventional wisdom that economic development spurs environmental protection as suggested by the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC). The article concludes that environmental protection rather than economic growth is of vital importance in nature-society interactions in environmentally fragile poor areas. The authors call for prohibitions on tourism in such nature reserves to enhance sustainability.
000013623 653__ $$abirds
000013623 653__ $$aChina
000013623 653__ $$aconservation
000013623 653__ $$aecotourism
000013623 653__ $$aenvironment
000013623 653__ $$atourism
000013623 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013623 650__ $$aMountain tourism
000013623 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000013623 650__ $$aBiodiversity
000013623 650__ $$aConservation
000013623 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000013623 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013623 691__ $$aMountain tourism
000013623 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000013623 691__ $$aBiodiversity
000013623 691__ $$aConservation
000013623 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000013623 773__ $$pSustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy e-journal.  Fall/Winter 2008, Volume 4, Issue 2: http://ejournal.nbii.org/archives/vol4iss2/0807-021.zhang.pdf
000013623 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/13623/files/6035.pdf
000013623 980__ $$aARTICLE