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Bergsgorillorna i Rwandas Volcanoes National Park: Turism under extrema förhållanden - en studie om ekoturism & hållbar utveckling
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines the impact mountain gorillas has on the sustainable and developmental life of the Volcanoes National Park (VNP) in Rwanda. The study is equally based on the on psychosocial perspectives as it concerns the behavior of the population. It emphases on how ecotourism works and how it affects the mountain gorillas on the nature reserve. The study also investigates the impact of ecotourism with regards to the locals, society and the country using research that has been previously carried out.

 

The study's findings show that the revenue-sharing system from mountain gorilla tourism activities has changed local communities view on ecotourism both positively and negatively through opportunities and weaknesses in sustainable development. In addition, the study shows the government's ongoing commitment to improving and maintaining the eco-tourism sector by diversifying its activities. It shows that the government of Rwanda has included conferences, ceremonies, and tours in its ecotourism efforts that further provides variation for visitors so that tourism develops throughout the country.

 

Abstract [sv]

Denna studie undersöker bergsgorillornas påverkan utifrån ett hållbarhets- och utvecklingsperspektiv i Volcanoes National Park (VNP) i Rwanda. Studien utgår från ett psykosociolaperspektiv, hur ekoturismen fungerar och påverkar bergsgorillorna i VNP. Studien undersöker även med hjälp av tidigare forskning; vilka konsekvenser som tillkommer med ekoturism med avseende på lokalbefolkning, samhället och landet.

Studiens resultat visar att intäktsdelningsystemet från bergsgorillaturismen har förändrat lokala samhällen både positivt och negativt genom möjligheter och svagheter i hållbarutveckling. Studien visar regeringens ständiga åtaganden att förbättra och upprätthålla ekoturismsektorn genom att diversifiera verksamheten. Rwanda har inkluderat konferenser, ceremonier och turer i sin ekoturism som ytterligare ger variation för besökarna så att turismen utvecklas i hela landet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 56
Keywords [en]
Sustainable Turism, Ecotourism, Mountain Gorillas, Sustainable Development, Volcanoes National Park, Nature Reserve, Rwanda, Africa
Keywords [sv]
Hållbar turism, Ekoturism, Bergsgorillor, hållbar utveckling, Volcanoes National Park, Naturreservat, Rwanda, Afrika
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36384DiVA, id: diva2:1248467
Subject / course
Tourism Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2018-09-17 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-09-17Bibliographically approved

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