Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2012, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (3): 284-286.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2012.03.012

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Ecological Restoration and Traditional Knowledge Preservation through Eco-cultural Tourism Development:Case Study from Baimaxueshan Nature Reserve Area

LIU Chunhui1, YIN Lun1,2, Karlis ROKPELNIS1, XUE Dayuan1,3   

  1. 1 College of Life and Environmental Science, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081, China;
    2 Institute of Ethnic Literature Studies,Yunnan Provincial Academy of Social Science,Kunming 650034, China;
    3 Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science,Ministry of Environmental Protection,Nanjing 210042, China
  • Online:2012-09-30 Published:2012-09-27

Abstract: This paper relates the experience of simultaneously implementing a community-based grassland recovery project and developing eco-cultural tourism nearby a high alpine nature reserve in Southwestern China.It illustrates a development model where ecosystem restoration and preservation of traditional knowledge are merged in a tourism development project intended to address already existing ecological degradation, deterioration and loss of cultural heritage and traditional knowledge, as well as to alleviate poverty.