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Stakeholder perspectives on the management and impacts of whale-shark watching in Oslob, Cebu

OSENA, Krystyna

Abstract

Recently, there has been a rise of the whale-shark watching industry in the Philippines, which has received both local and international attention for offering interaction activities. In order to analyze the sustainability of whale-shark watching in the country, Oslob, Cebu was chosen as the main case for the study. The researcher aimed to identify the present gains and/or losses in the socio-economic living conditions, analyze the present and potential threats to the current whale-watching and/or ecotourism activities conducted by the fishermen in Oslob, Cebu, and suggest policy changes and stakeholder efforts which are required to ensure the ecological and socio-economic sustainability of whale-shark watching activities in Oslob, Cebu. Through the development and utilization of a sustainability report card and direct observation of the whale-shark watching activities, the researcher was able to realize that the ecotourism activities produced numerous socio-economic benefits for the community. Nonetheless, the research findings also brought into light issues of lax management and implementation of regulations for the protection of whale-sharks. Hence, there is a need to reevaluate the implementation and monitoring of whale-shark watching in the area to ensure the sustainability of the whale-shark watching activities.

Advisors
Kim, Dong-Young
Department
KDI School, Master of Development Policy
Issue Date
2016
Publisher
KDI School
Description
Thesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Development Policy,2016
Keywords
Sustainable tourism--Philippines.; Sustainable development--Philippines.
Contents
I. INTRODUCTION

II. LITERATURE REVIEW

III. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

IV. RESEARCH DESIGN

V. DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

VI. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Pages
76 p.
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/31819
Type
Thesis
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