Wildlife Tourism: Reconnecting People with Nature

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Authors: Curtin, S. and Kragh, G.

Journal: Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Volume: 19

Issue: 6

Wildlife tourism is an important platform to investigate the relationship between people and nature. Given that wildlife destinations are likely to receive higher tourism demand from new emerging economies, this article considers the wider emotional and psychological implications of wildlife watching. The growing significance of this tourist activity is a potential reawakening of a deeper ecological sub-consciousness brought about by a society which is disconnected from nature. Particular attention is given to the importance of experiencing nature first hand, the psychological benefits and the emotional responses that may engender a relationship of care. This is not only good for the human spirit but ultimately good for nature conservation as well

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Authors: Curtin, S. and Kragh, G.

Journal: Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Volume: 19

Issue: 6

Pages: 545-554

eISSN: 1533-158X

ISSN: 1087-1209

DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2014.921957

©, © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Wildlife tourism is an important platform to investigate the relationship between people and nature. Given that wildlife destinations are likely to receive higher tourism demand from new emerging economies, this article considers the wider emotional and psychological implications of wildlife watching. The growing significance of this tourist activity is a potential reawakening of a deeper ecological sub-consciousness brought about by a society that is disconnected from nature. Particular attention is given to the importance of experiencing nature first hand, the psychological benefits, and the emotional responses that may engender a relationship of care. This is good for both the human spirit and for nature conservation.

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