Ecotourism: Who Benefits?

TitleEcotourism: Who Benefits?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMarkowitz, L, Santanello, CR
Corporate AuthorsSouthern Illinois University, Sociology Department, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Date Published11/2006
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAra , BIODIVERSITY , BIOETHICS , business , BUSINESS ethics , CAFTA , Carara , Central , Costa , ECONOMICS , ecotourism , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , Land , poaching , scarlet , Social Justice , Tarcoles , Ticos
AbstractIn this case study, students assess ecotourism in Costa Rica by considering the viewpoints of a displaced landowner, banana plantation worker, environmentalist, state official, U.S. trade representative, and national park employee. Working in small groups, students evaluate the scenario and develop a strategy that can provide balance between the protagonists of the case and the delicate ecosystem. The case was developed for a study abroad course in Costa Rica, but could be applied to traditional courses in sociology, international business, political science, bioethics, or public administration and policy analysis.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameEcotourism: Who Benefits?
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