Book Chapter

Guidelines for best practice in great ape tourism



Williamson EA & Macfie EJ (2014) Guidelines for best practice in great ape tourism. In: Russon A & Wallis J (eds.) Primate Tourism: A Tool for Conservation?. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 292-310.

Tourism based on the viewing of great apes is increasingly promoted as a means of generating revenue for range states, local communities, and the private sector (e.g. GRASP, 2006 ). This is despite known risks from tourism, including disease transmission, which have caused concern among conservationists and prompted the International Union for Conservation of Nature to publish guidelines on best practices for great ape tourism (Macfi e & Williamson, 2010 ). IUCN is one of the world's most respected authorities on species conservation, and brings together governments, UN agencies, and NGOs to conserve biodiversity and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

bonobo; chimpanzee; gorilla; orangutan; Pan paniscus; Pan troglodytes; Gorilla beringei; Gorilla gorilla; Pongo abelii; Pongo pygmaeus

Publication date30/09/2014
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publisher URL…ol-conservation?
Place of publicationCambridge

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Professor Liz Williamson

Professor Liz Williamson

Honorary Professor, Psychology