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Title: Where is community quality well-being in ecotourism research in Africa? A case from Ghana
Authors: Eshun, Gabriel
Wusu-Osei Adjei, Prince
Baah, Augustina
Keywords: Ecotourism
Community Well-being
Community-based ecotourism
Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
Citation: African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Vol. 4 (Special edition) - (2015)
Abstract: This paper teases out the nexus of biodiversity conservation and community well-being at Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary in Ghana. The study adopted mixed-method approach. A total of 249 local residents were randomly selected and engaged in semi-structured interview along with in-depth interviews and a focus group discussion. The quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics with the help of IBM SPSS version 20.The qualitative data were analysed using Dey’s (1993) three-step process for qualitative analysis. The study confirms that ecotourism at the Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary is overly concerned with achieving biodiversity conservation, at the expense of community well-being. The paper therefore argues for the development of community-based ecotourism at the Sanctuary. However, the push for community-based ecotourism at the Sanctuary should not be embraced with naïve chimera, since there are myriad challenges that need further analysis.
Description: An article published by African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Vol. 4 (Special edition) - (2015), Online @ http//: www.ajhtl.com
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10652
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