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Using tourism as a mechanism to reduce poaching and hunting: A case study of the Tidong community, Sabah

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posted on 09.03.2018, 00:00 by FH Saikim, Bruce PrideauxBruce Prideaux, M Mohamed, Z Hamzah
All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.In Sabah, Malaysia, illegal hunting has increased in recent years putting considerable pressure on large mammal populations. The causes for this phenomenon lie in increasing rural poverty, ineffective policies to regulate hunting, as well as a ready market for many wildlife products in the Chinese medicine markets. This paper examines how Community-Based Ecotourism has some potential to be used as a tool to reducing poaching using the Tidong community in Sabah as a case study. The key finding is that successful conservation outcomes for Community-Based Ecotourism projects are only sustainable over the long run if projects are structured to ensure that the local community is able to continue effective management once sponsoring organizations hand over control and that revenue from tourism does not decline. If tourist revenue declines communities may be forced to revert to previous practices reversing any initial conservation gains. Copyright © 2017 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Editor

Chen J

Volume

12

Start Page

119

End Page

144

Number of Pages

26

ISSN

1745-3542

ISBN-13

9781786356161

Publisher

Emerald Publishing Group

Place of Publication

Bingley, UK.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Universiti Malaysia; Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia; Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Author Research Institute

Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

10