Ecotourism: Does it deliver all it promises?

3 JUNE 2015

Ecotourism is a growing niche market in global travel and a free public lecture hosted by Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Port Macquarie on Wednesday 10 June will explore the concept of ecotourism and what it means for local communities.  Associate Professor Rosemary Black from CSU's School of Environmental Sciences will explain the principles underpinning ecotourism. "Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel and should follow specific principles," she said. "However, the jury is still out on whether ecotourism delivers all it promises to tourists, the environment, communities and the economy." As part of the lecture, Professor Black will share her recent experience studying ecotourism in Africa. The public lecture is part of CSU's Explorations Series and will be held from 5pm to 7pm at the Glasshouse Theatre meeting room on the corner of Clarence and Hay Streets in Port Macquarie. Tickets are available from the Glasshouse Box Office. Read more about Professor Black in CSU News here.

Media Note:

Rosemary Black is an Associate Professor in Interpretation and Ecotourism in the School of Environmental Sciences at CSU in Albury-Wodonga. She is a member of CSU's Institute for Land, Water Society.

Caption: Associate Professor Rosemary Black from CSU with her Rwandan translator Angel in Africa.

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