TO5005 - Managing Tourism in Protected Areas
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Business (pre 2015)
An advanced treatment of ecologically sustainable tourism development focussing particularly
on ecotourism and the environment and the link with management of protected areas.
Topics include the origins and conceptual background to this culturally and environmentally
responsible form of nature tourism; its potential contribution to the promotion of
environmental understanding and conservation and its impacts and their management.
The subject includes a substantial fieldwork component and develops practical experience
in the interpretation of a wide range of natural and cultural attractions. The subject
takes an international perspective but there will be a strong focus on tourism to
protected areas in Australia. Special emphasis will be placed on tourism to World
Heritage Areas including North Queensland environments such as the Great Barrier Reef
and Wet Tropics rainforests.
- a broad knowledge of the definitions, directions and difficulties with the concept
- ability to solve problems and develop strategies for superior ecotourism management;
- an advanced understanding of the key issues in managing human-wildlife interactions
in an ecologically sustainable way;
- up to date knowledge of ecotourism operations and developments in North Queensland.
|TO3025 TO5025 TO6025
Study Period 9
|Census Date 09-Oct-2014
|Face to face teaching
25-Sep-2014 to 05-Oct-2014 (Thurs 25/9 6pm - 9pm, Fri 26/9 AND Sat 4/10 AND Sun 5/10 9am-5pm AND Study Tour
Sat 27 Sept to Thurs 2 Oct (9am-5pm))
||Dr Alastair Birtles.
- 21 hours lectures
- 48 hours fieldwork
||presentations (20%); field trip logbook (40%); assignments (40%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain
at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest