Rethinking tourism and its contribution to conservation in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of 36 global hotspots for biodiversity. Its unique wildlife is a major draw card for tourists. About three million international visitors arrive in New Zealand each year, adding NZ$15 billion to the economy. At least half explore a national park or protected area (PA), but they contribute very little to these conservation lands.

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Last updated on 25 October 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
New Zealand
Region: 
Oceania
Threats: 
Human Disturbance