Pets at ecotourism destinations: cute mascot or trojan horse?

Type Article
Date 2019-08
Language English
Author(s) Bessa Eduardo1, 2, Blumstein Daniel T.3, Samia Diogo S. M.4, Geffroy Benjamin5
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Brasilia, Life & Earth Sci Area, FUP, Brasilia, DF, Brazil.
2 : Univ Brasilia, Grad Program Ecol, Biol Inst, Brasilia, DF, Brazil.
3 : Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Los Angeles, CA USA.
4 : Univ Sao Paulo, Biosci Inst, Dept Ecol, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
5 : Univ Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, IFREMER,MARBEC, Palavas Les Flots, France.
Source Current Issues In Tourism (1368-3500) (Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd), 2019-08 , Vol. 22 , N. 13 , P. 1523-1525
DOI 10.1080/13683500.2018.1449192
WOS© Times Cited 3
Keyword(s) Cat, conservation, dog, invasive species, tourism
Abstract Alien species are threatening native fauna worldwide and cats and dogs have well-documented deleterious impacts on wildlife. Ecotourism operators often live and raise their pets in natural reserves. Here we discuss how pets add to the list of potential negative impacts of ecotourism and provide recommendations to control or attenuate such impacts.
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