What is it about?
Nature-based tourism is a growing sector of the economy in northern latitudes. We show how bird tourism contributes to regional economies across Alaska by providing jobs and income to local residents.
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Why is it important?
Showcasing how our natural environment contributes to our economy is an important part of making the case for conserving and preserving more habitat. It's a win win for nature and the economy.
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This page is a summary of: Small sight—Big might: Economic impact of bird tourism shows opportunities for rural communities and biodiversity conservation, PLoS ONE, July 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0268594.
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