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When Volunteers Pay to Take a Trip with Scientists - Participatory Environmental Research Tourism (PERT)

Citation

Ellis, C, When Volunteers Pay to Take a Trip with Scientists - Participatory Environmental Research Tourism (PERT), Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 8, (1) pp. 75-80. ISSN 1087-1209 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10871200390180172

Abstract

This article defines and explores the current global level of the Participatory Environmental Research Tourism (PERT) subsector. This subsector refers to one type of volunteer vacation or conservation holiday, where participants pay to work as volunteers helping wildlife managers in environmental field research. From the wildlife manager's perspective the PERT subsector provides an alternative means of funding and another vehicle through which to achieve goals. Variations in models and styles of operating will impact on the resulting costs and benefits of running these programs. Initial research shows the PERT subsector is characterized by not-for-profit agencies, is wildlife-based and focused on the Americas. Marketing trends are also discussed. By highlighting existing activities in this area, the author aims to stimulate further research. © 2003 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Objective Field:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
Author:Ellis, C (Dr Claire Ellis)
ID Code:26466
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-03-25
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