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Research Article

A Global Perspective on Trends in Nature-Based Tourism

  • Andrew Balmford mail,

    a.balmford@zoo.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • James Beresford,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan Green,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Robin Naidoo,

    Affiliation: Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund–US, Washington, DC, United States of America

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  • Matt Walpole,

    Affiliation: Fauna and Flora International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Current address: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Andrea Manica

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000144

About the Authors

Andrew Balmford, James Beresford, Jonathan Green, Andrea Manica
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Robin Naidoo
Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund–US, Washington, DC, United States of America
Matt Walpole
Fauna and Flora International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: a.balmford@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: AB RN MW AM. Performed the experiments: AB JB JG RN MW AM. Analyzed the data: AB JB JG AM. Wrote the paper: AB RN AM. Obtained grant: AB.