Impact of Nature-based Tourism on Earnings of Local People: Evidence from Keenjhar Lake in Pakistan

Tehmina Mangan, Heman D. Lohano


Nature-based tourism is the fastest growing part of tourism
[Kuenzi and McNeely (2008)]. Wetland areas including lakes are an
important source of nature-based tourism as tourists like their scenic
views and enjoy doing different activities including swimming, canoeing,
diving and learning about nature [van der Duim and Henkens (2007)].
Wetlands are amongst the most important ecosystems on Earth and provide
numerous goods and services including recreational services [Mitsch and
Gosselink (2007)]. Increasing demand for nature-based tourism has raised
the importance of wetlands

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