International perspectives of park tourism 


Dr Paul Eagles will provide a talk on the international perspectives of park tourism on Tuesday 4 September from 5pm.

In his seminar Paul will outline the status of park tourism in four countries: South Africa, the USA, India and Costa Rica. Emphasis will be placed on the factors leading to success or failure of nature-based tourism in these case study countries. The countries were chosen because of major differences in the tourism management approach, success, and development.

A professor with the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Dr Paul Eagles is a biologist and planner, specialising in environmental planning with specific interests in park planning and management, applied ecology, ecotourism, park tourism, outdoor recreation, environmental assessment and resource management as well as outdoor and environmental education.

Over the last 20 years, he has undertaken international work in nature-based tourism and park tourism, with experience in more than 25 countries. Since 1996, he has been the Chair of the Task Force on Tourism and Protected Areas for the World Commission on Protected Areas of the IUCN.

Venue: room 1, building 23, Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University.

This seminar is hosted by Parks Australia and Charles Darwin University.