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Author: Sivo, Loraini Ceva.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Ecotourism -- Fiji -- Yasawa, Environmental protection -- Fiji -- Yasawa, Conservation of natural resources -- Fiji -- Yasawa
Call No.: Pac G 155 .F5 S576 2006
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Ecotourism on a global scale is becoming the fastest growing segment within the tourism industry. Initially, it was adopted to save the environment as tourism develop over time at its expense. There is no standard definition of ecotourism, and so it has been open to interpretation in terms of theory and practice. Generally the definition of ecotourism, as commonly described by many theorists, considers the environment a primary concern and so it attempts to minimize negative impacts. Many tourism operators, instead, have used ‘ecotourism’ as a catch phrase to make business, rather than to protect the environment. This research examines the operation of ecotourism in Nacula District, as a case study, to build an understanding of the emphasis placed on environmental conservation in the operation of ecotourism. The findings of the research show that, the differences in the interpretation of ecotourism both to communities and operators, can affect the practical approach of ecotourism in environmental conservation.