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Tourism and development in mountain regions.

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This book discusses the importance of mountain regions and the precariousness of mountain tourism in the context of ecosystem and cultural conservation. 14 case studies from around the world of mountain tourism coexisting with environmental sustainability and community well-being are included. An integrated approach to mountain-based tourism, which balances the needs of local communities, tourists...


Chapter 12 (Page no: 239)

Too much too fast: lessons from Nepal's lost kingdom of Mustang.

A case study is presented of the Upper Mustang Conservation and Development Project (UMCDP). The chapter shows how rapid, poorly planned tourism development in remote mountain areas like Upper Mustang undermines the chances not only for successful community based mountain tourism, but also for the broader goals community uplift and biodiversity conservation. It is argued that while a number of conservation and development goals have been achieved, the community fabric has been ripped apart in the process, and UMCDP continues to face serious set-backs, especially in terms of financial sustainability. The lessons learned from these set backs are described, in particular stakeholder identification and coordination, master planning, local capacity building, infrastructure development, and supportive policy and legal frameworks.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Tourism and development in mountain regions: moving forward into the new millennium. Author(s): Godde, P. M. Price, M. F. Zimmermann, F. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 27) Environmental management for alpine tourism and resorts in Australia. Author(s): Buckley, R. C. Pickering, C. M. Warnken, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 47) Recreation resource assessment and monitoring techniques for mountain regions. Author(s): Monz, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 69) Conservation and development in Greek mountain areas. Author(s): Valaoras. G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Tourism in bioregional context: approaching ecosystemic practice in Šumava, Czech Republic. Author(s): Moss, L. A. G. Těšitel, J. Zemek, F. Bartoš, M. Kušsová, D. Heřman, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Mountain culture as a tourism resource: aboriginal views on the privileges of storytelling. Author(s): Pfister, R. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 137) The economic impacts of different types of tourism in upland and mountain areas of Europe. Author(s): Snowdon, P. Slee, B. Farr, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 157) The economic impacts of ecotourism: conflicts and solutions in Highland Mexico. Author(s): Barkin, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 173) Mountain tourism and public policy in Nepal. Author(s): MacLellan, L. R. Dieke, P. U. C. Thapa, B. K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 199) The role of the community in relation to the tourism industry: a case study from Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia. Author(s): Cochrane, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 221) Community-based tourism for conservation and women's development. Author(s): Lama, W. B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 255) Mongolia's tourism development race: case study from the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Author(s): Saffery, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 275) Amenity migration in the Sumlaut˜umava Bioregion, Czech Republic: implications for ecological integrity. Author(s): Glorioso, R. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 297) Amenity migration and tourism in the Eastern Highlands Bioregion of Zimbabwe: Policy planning and management considerations. Author(s): Tonderayi, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 323) Strategy for future mountain tourism. Author(s): Moss, L. A. G. Godde, P. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • WWF Nepal Programme, PO Box 7669, Lal Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851993911
  • Record Number
  • 20001804728