The Development of Criteria and Regulations for Ecotourism Management Based on Biodiversity and Bioconservation of the Community Based Social Enterprise

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Jariya Koment
Chalermchai Panyadee
et al.

Abstract

The objectives of this investigation were to analyze shared components of the ecotourism based on biodiversity and bio-resource conservation of the community enterprise for society and to develop the criteria and regulations for managing the ecotourism. The mixed research methods were used in this study, which included documentary research, multi-case studies, and small group discussions. The study findings revealed that there were six components of the criteria. They included biodiversity attractions that facilitated the utilization and learning of lifestyles and cultures; tourism activity operations stemming from group formation of community members in the form of a community enterprise for society; tourism management that provided eco-friendly services and activities with area change assessment and monitoring systems; learning and awareness on benefits and conservation of bio-resources; a participatory process in managing the community enterprise and exploitation as well as conservation of bio-resources; and benefit distribution to the community and sustainable bio-resource conservation.

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