Scott, Chad. 2010. A Sustainable Model for Resource Management and Protection Achievable through Empowering Local Communities and Businesses.

Proceedings of the Ramkhamhaeng University International Research Conference 2010 pp. 25-28.

This paper presents a case study of this concept from the island of Koh Tao that was designed to bring awareness to communities and tourists, decrease human impacts on coastal ecosystems, and revive restoration efforts in the Gulf of Thailand. This conservation model utilizes consumer interest in environmental activism to provide educational diving courses that also raise money for broader environmental and social projects.


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