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Indigenous Tourism


"Economic Impact of Bear Viewing and Bear Hunting in The Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia"

Released in January 2014, this CREST study examines the economic impacts of two outdoor recreational activities in the magnificent Great Bear Rainforest in coastal British Columbia: bear hunting and bear viewing. This study is the first to compare the economic value of these two sectors, and comes in the midst of public controversy over trophy bear hunting. The study was conducted by CREST researchers at Stanford University and in Washington, DC, together with two BC-based experts.

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*Recognized for the critical role he played in establishing and protecting the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Art Sterritt, Executive Director of the Coastal First Nations, was the recipient of the 2014 Stanford Bright Award. View this stunning overview his work here, from Stanford University.


"Rights and Responsibilities: A Compilation of Codes of Conduct for Tourism and Indigenous and Local Communities"

Abstract: Today a number of organizations around the globe are addressing, either wholly or as part of their mission, the relationship between visitors and hosts. Evolving ground rules for this relationship are the subject of a wide range of codes of conduct written by the UN, national governments, international financial and development agencies, non-governmental organizations, tour operators, indigenous rights groups and porters associations. This publication is an effort to collate and synthesize many of these codes of conduct. While selective and far from complete, it is representative of the range of rules and rights that have been laid out by international agencies, indigenous peoples, and responsible sectors of the tourism and ecotourism industry.

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Derechos y Responsabilidades - Intro y Conclusiones

Conclusión del documento: Derechos y Responsabilidades


Read the results of the third conference on Indigenous Community-Based Tourism, Chihuahua Mexico, 2011.