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    One of the fastest‐growing tourism sectors is ecotourism, which focuses on responsible tourism that has a positive effect on the host nation's natural and cultural environment. This form of tourism is particularly important for the nonhuman primates, which are often indigenous to developing regions and are frequently targeted for wildlife viewing excursions. Ecotourism is a key research area for the growing field of ethnoprimatology, and has the potential to support conservation efforts, public education, and sustainable development. More systematic evaluation is needed to assess the costs and benefits of ecotourism on both human and nonhuman primate populations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology
    EditorsWenda Trevathan
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1118584538
    ISBN (Print)978-1118584422
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • primatology
    • tourism
    • conservation
    • ethnoprimatology


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