Spatial Journeys: Eco-Tourism in the Lower Delta Region of the Colorado River & the Upper Gulf of California.

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Title:
Spatial Journeys: Eco-Tourism in the Lower Delta Region of the Colorado River & the Upper Gulf of California.
Author:
Clement, Caryl
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The northwestern region of the State of Sonora, Mexico is an area rich with cultural and bio-diversity. In recent years, over-fishing of this area coupled with the disappearance of the Colorado River Delta waters has caused a marked decline in the fishing industry. Local economies have suffered causing a trend of the young adults to move away from their homes in order to find viable occupations. Eco-tourism is a viable alternative, potentially improving the current economic decline of the local communities and maintaining the cultural family structures. Examination of the cultural, economic and environmental needs of the area and the preferences of eco-tourists, indicate the possibilities for a sustainable, low impact eco-tourism program. An integrated form of Eco-tourism is proposed for Cienega de Santa Clara, with other potential sites for Eco-tourism tourism activities identified within the region bounded by the Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve to the north, extending south through to the small fishing village of El Golfo de Santa Clara. The recommendations proposed are based on the integration of the following: the desires and needs of the locals, involvement of the locals at all levels, strategies that are sensitive to the environment, the desires and needs of Eco-tourists and the needs of outfitter guide services. A pro-active approach will be implemented in conjunction with a an American based company, Southwest Trekking, through the employment of pilot trips, surveys and structured interviews with locals residents and environmental scientists.
Type:
Report-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Tourism.; Landscape architecture -- California.; Landscape architecture -- Colorado.; Ecotourism -- Mexico.; Ecotourism -- Environmental aspects.; Ecotourism -- Social aspects.; Ecotourism -- Economic aspects.; Sustainable development -- Mexico -- Baja California (State).; Sustainable development -- Mexico -- Sonora (State).
Degree Name:
M. L. Arch.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Landscape Architecture; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Frederickson, Mark

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSpatial Journeys: Eco-Tourism in the Lower Delta Region of the Colorado River & the Upper Gulf of California.en_US
dc.creatorClement, Carylen_US
dc.contributor.authorClement, Carylen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe northwestern region of the State of Sonora, Mexico is an area rich with cultural and bio-diversity. In recent years, over-fishing of this area coupled with the disappearance of the Colorado River Delta waters has caused a marked decline in the fishing industry. Local economies have suffered causing a trend of the young adults to move away from their homes in order to find viable occupations. Eco-tourism is a viable alternative, potentially improving the current economic decline of the local communities and maintaining the cultural family structures. Examination of the cultural, economic and environmental needs of the area and the preferences of eco-tourists, indicate the possibilities for a sustainable, low impact eco-tourism program. An integrated form of Eco-tourism is proposed for Cienega de Santa Clara, with other potential sites for Eco-tourism tourism activities identified within the region bounded by the Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve to the north, extending south through to the small fishing village of El Golfo de Santa Clara. The recommendations proposed are based on the integration of the following: the desires and needs of the locals, involvement of the locals at all levels, strategies that are sensitive to the environment, the desires and needs of Eco-tourists and the needs of outfitter guide services. A pro-active approach will be implemented in conjunction with a an American based company, Southwest Trekking, through the employment of pilot trips, surveys and structured interviews with locals residents and environmental scientists.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeReport-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTourism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLandscape architecture -- California.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLandscape architecture -- Colorado.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEcotourism -- Mexico.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEcotourism -- Environmental aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEcotourism -- Social aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEcotourism -- Economic aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSustainable development -- Mexico -- Baja California (State).en_US
dc.subject.lcshSustainable development -- Mexico -- Sonora (State).en_US
thesis.degree.nameM. L. Arch.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFrederickson, Marken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGlenn, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Warrenen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213891987en_US
dc.identifier.oclc751991790en_US
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