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Protected areas, sustainable tourism and community livelihoods linkages

Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: 15 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Moren T. Stone, University of Botswana (Corresponding Editor)

Lesego S. Stone, Okavango Research Institute

Gyan P. Nyaupane, Arizona State University

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

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Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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This special issue will include both conceptual and empirical papers to critically explore how tourism can assist in linking improvements in livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. The special issue will also address lessons learned and challenges encountered over the years in different ecological, economic, political and cultural contexts. Experiences from interdisciplinary researchers will guide interested stakeholders, policy makers, planners and other practitioners, to learn and adapt strategies to improve linkages between the three to ensure sustainable development is attained. Manuscripts submitted should highlight what has been achieved in various geographical areas. Linkages between protected areas, tourism and community livelihoods can best be understood by bearing in mind the different methodologies used to resolve the demands of livelihoods and conservation that have been advanced over the years.

Themes for consideration for this special issue include but are not limited to:

  • Protected areas and tourism development debates: histories/narratives, evolutions and progress/advancement;
  • Protected areas evolution dynamics and changing roles in accommodating tourism development as a new comer in land use;
  • Challenges of protected areas management brought by hosting different land uses;
  • Protected areas, tourism and development conflicts, resolution and/or mitigation measures;
  • Indigenous people’s relationship with protected areas and tourism
  • Research methodologies to understand the complex relationships between conservation, tourism and communities. 
  • Governance: Emerging new institutional arrangements with public, private and NGO partnership that have enhanced protected areas, tourism and community livelihoods linkages;
  • Vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacities of communities and protected areas tourism industry.  


Submission guidelines

Expressions of interest in contributing a paper to this special issue are invited in the form of a working title and 450-500 words abstract of your proposed paper by 15th June 2019, to be submitted by e-mail to: moren.stone@mopipi.ub.bw, stonel@ub.ac.bw and gyan.nyaupane@asu.edu. Abstracts should include the title, authorship, author affiliation(s) and contact information (including the email addresses of all authors) and keywords (maximum six). Authors will be notified of the outcome by 15th July 2019. 

Full papers will be invited following abstract review. The deadline for the submission of full papers will be 29th February 2020. The special issue is scheduled to be published in early 2021. 

Editors welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners from around the world to contribute manuscripts for the special issue. Contributors have to follow the Journal’s Instructions for Authors.