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Title: Towards the Dual Mandate of Ecotourism in Africa Comparative Evidence from Ghana
Authors: Eshun, Gabriel
Keywords: Community-based ecotourism
State-led ecotourism
Kakum National Park
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: Africa Insight
Citation: Africa Insight Vol 44(3) – December 2014
Abstract: This article compares the impacts of ecotourism based on a study of Kakum National Park and Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in Ghana. The study employed a mixed-method approach, which involved 200 semi-structured interviews with randomly selected residents from the study communities. Furthermore, the study selected some residents purposively for in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. The quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics, and the qualitative data were analysed thematically. The study provides strong evidence that ecotourism is a formidable tool for biodiversity conservation in Ghana. However, as regards community development, ecotourism’s contribution remains largely ineffective. Thus, there is a need for a proactive stakeholder analysis that focuses on community participation, ecotourism market knowledge and entrepreneurial programmes for the residents around eco-destinations in Ghana that support sustainable development.
Description: An article published by Africa Insight Vol 44(3) – December 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10658
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