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.
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) contributes to the development of these arrangements by research and consultancy. WUR has experience with projects in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia, Guinea Bissau and Botswana in Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Mongolia in Asia, the Caribbean, Costa Rica as well as European countries (the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain and Portugal).
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Chobe district integrated land use planWageningen : Wageningen Environmental Research (Wageningen Environmental Research rapport 2813) - p.
Rewilding Europe : exploring the governance of an experimental discourse and practice in European nature conservation: Wageningen University - p.
Institutional Arrangements for Conservation, Development and Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa : A Dynamic PerspectiveDordrecht : Springer Science - ISBN 9789401795296 - p.
Governing conservation tourism partnerships in KenyaAnnals of Tourism Research 48 (2014). - ISSN 0160-7383 - p. 250 - 265.