Transformation Planning for Resilient Wildlife Habitats in EcotourismSystems

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2017
Item details URL
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/486438.do
DOI
10.3390/su9040487
Title
Transformation Planning for Resilient Wildlife Habitats in EcotourismSystems
Description
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Programthrough the National Research Foundation of Korea under grant no.NRF-2013R1A1A2058315 and by a Korea University Grant. We are grateful toJinhyung Chon, a professor in the division of Environmental Science andEcological Engineering at Korea University, and Chi-ok Oh, an associateprofessor in the Graduate School of Culture at Chonmam NationalUniversity, who reviewed this paper and provided discussion. We alsothank the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea, who provided commentsregarding tourism theory at their 79th conference.
abstract
An ecotourism system that is based on wildlife habitats in ecological systems is considered a social-ecological system that has a feedback relationship with social systems. Increases in socioeconomic activities and tourism infrastructure construction are not conducive to the resilience of wildlife habitats, thereby stressing the ecological system and threatening sustainable ecotourism. Managing resilient wildlife habitats by developing transformation plans that can be used to construct new systems through self-organization and the absorption of stress is paramount to perpetuating sustainable ecotourism systems. This study aims to establish transformation plans to enhance the resilience of systems thinking regarding wildlife habitats. Such thinking involves the sequential application of dynamic thinking, causal thinking, closed-loop thinking, and the discovery of strategies. This study examines the case study of Eulsukdo Island in South Korea, and the following transformation plans are derived: (1) high-quality eco-education programs to help tourists become hard ecotourists; (2) subsidies for foraging area restoration; (3) ecosystem services of wildlife habitats; and (4) governance organization led by multiple actors. The results of this study can provide guidelines for the effective use of natural resources at ecotourism destinations and for the ecotourism development of damaged wildlife habitats.
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language
English
author
Choi, Yun Eui
Song, Kihwan
Kim, Min
Lee, Junga
accessioned
2018-09-28T16:07:38Z
available
2018-09-28T16:07:38Z
issued
2017
citation
SUSTAINABILITY(9): 4
issn
2071-1050
uri
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/486438.do
Funder
교육부
Funding Program
BK21플러스사업(0.5)
Project ID
1345273957
Jurisdiction
Rep.of Korea
Project Name
Eco-Leader Education Center (ELEC) for wise adaptation to climate and environment changes
rights
openAccess
subject
systems thinking
social-ecological system
sustainable wildlifehabitats
decision making of multiple actors
transformation
tourismresource
type
article


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