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Title: Nature and tourism in Greenland

Author: Kaae, Berit C.;

Date: 2002

Source: In: Watson, Alan E.; Alessa, Lilian; Sproull, Janet, comps. Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: searching for compatibility in ecological, traditional, and ecotourism values; 2001 May 15-16; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-26. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 43-53.

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Description: This paper provides a short summary on the development of tourism in Greenland, the cultural context, and the protection of the nature resources on which tourism heavily depends. Existing research projects related to tourism in Greenland and the focus of these projects are briefly summarized. In general, most research in Greenland focuses on natural resources, but tourism is emerging as a prioritized topic. Existing research on tourism in Greenland has some shortcomings in content and structure. It is suggested that more integrated, cross-disciplinary research on tourism and its relation to nature and culture in Greenland be undertaken, and that Circumpolar cooperation be increased to strengthen the exchange of ideas, methods, and comparable results.

Keywords: biodiversity, tourism, wilderness, conflict, collaboration, culture, traditional ecological knowledge

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Kaae, Berit C. 2002. Nature and tourism in Greenland. In: Watson, Alan E.; Alessa, Lilian; Sproull, Janet, comps. Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: searching for compatibility in ecological, traditional, and ecotourism values; 2001 May 15-16; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-26. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 43-53.

 


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