Report for WWF prepared by Xavier Font, Janet Cochrane & Richard Tapper
Understanding tourism revenues for effective management plans
Protected areas are increasingly attractive to tourists, and some protected areas raise significant funds through tourism. Tourism is growing rapidly, and the regions that are seeing the greatest growth are in developing countries with high levels of biodiversity. This report asks two main questions:
• what mechanisms can protected areas use to raise funds from tourism?
• to what extent should protected areas raise funds from tourism?