Seychelles: A case study of community involvement in the development of whale shark ecotourism and its socio-economic impact

Seychelles: A case study of community involvement in the development of whale shark ecotourism and its socio-economic impact

Primary Country: Seychelles
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$ 2.02 million per year value of whale shark ecotourism in Seychelles for 2004 (b) US$ 58,800 per year direct earnings to whale shark program. Parameters achievable with the current infrastructure available and 14-week whale shark season.
Methodology: Travel Cost method
Region: Africa

Publication information

Rowat, D. Engelhardt, U. “Seychelles: A case study of community involvement in the development of whale shark ecotourism and its socio-economic impact” Fisheries Research, 84: 109-113., 2007

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