Tourism is increasingly put forward by international, national and local nature conservation and development organizations, governments and the tourism industry as a promising mechanism to resolve societal problems related to the conservation-development nexus. As a consequence new institutional arrangements, policies and practices emerge at different levels of scale (from the local to the global) in various developing countries.
However, many of these are neither theoretically nor empirically judged on their merits and contributions to sustainable development. This research is a collaborative effort to address current knowledge gaps in sustainable tourism development in a number of developing countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia) as well as European countries (the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal).
Staff and PhD Candidates
Recent publications on Tourism, Conservation and Development
The battle over the benefits: analysing two sport hunting policy arrangements in Uganda
Oryx 52 (2018)2. - ISSN 0030-6053 - p. 359 - 368.
Conservation tourism and landscape governance in Kenya: the interdependency of three conservation NGOs
Journal of Ecotourism 14 (2015)2-3. - ISSN 1472-4049 - p. 130 - 144.
Gorilla Tourism in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: An Actor-Network Perspective
Society & Natural Resources 27 (2014)6. - ISSN 0894-1920 - p. 588 - 601.
The emergence of institutional innovations in tourism: the evolution of the African Wildlife Foundation's tourism conservation enterprises
Journal of Sustainable Tourism 23 (2015)1. - ISSN 0966-9582 - p. 104 - 125.