Marine Ecotourism & Community Participation: Case Studies From Bohol

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This paper examines the potential of coastal ecotourism and its role in community-based Coastal Resource Management Programs in Bohol, Philippines. It focuses on case studies of tourism products operating in three different coastal ecosystems: a coral reef sanctuary, deep-sea waters and a river estuary. The case studies highlight a variety of issues and some successes encountered with community-based tourism initiatives in Bohol`s coastal communities.

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Quiz No. 1, Finals PeriodTo all ecotourism classes (Sections TM909301, TM09302, TM09303, TM09304 & TM09307):Please prepare a one-page reaction paper on Case Study 1 applying all the principles of ecotourism you have learnedthus far.Format:-Margin: 1 on all sides-Font style: arial-Font size: 11-Short bond-Single-spacedDeadline:TM09301, TM09302, TM09303, TM 09304 = FEBRUARY 17, 2012TM09307 = FEBRUARY 16, 2012Marine Ecotourism & Community Participation: Case Studies From Bohol, PhilippinesBy: Stuart J. GreenAbstractThis paper examines the potential of coastal ecotourism and its role in community -based CoastalResource Management Programs in Bohol, Philippines. It focuses on case studies of tourismproducts operating in three different coastal ecosystems: a coral reef sanctuary, deep-sea watersand a river estuary. The case studies highlight a variety of issues and some successesencountered with community-based tourism initiatives in Bohol`s coastal communities.The first case study looks at diving, Bohol`s main tourism product. It examines conflicts betweenvillage residents and dive operators over a community-managed coral reef marine sanctuary onCabilao Island, Loon.The second case study is on dolphin and whale watching, an emerging tourism product. It looks atPamilacan Island, Baclayon where a traditional whaling community now run and managescommunity-based marine mammal tours. This case study examines the changes in the last fiveyea

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