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Tourism and Conservation-based Development in the Periphery

Lessons from Patagonia for a Rapidly Changing World

  • This book addresses the evolution of conservation-based territorial development in Argentina and Chile

  • Examines approaches, and challenges associated with contemporary conservation-based development

  • Offers strategies for building resilience and sustainability, contextualized in Patagonia

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Natural and Social Sciences of Patagonia (NSSP)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Tourism and Conservation-Based Development in the Periphery

    • Keith Bosak, Trace Gale-Detrich, Andrea Ednie
    Pages 1-26Open Access
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. Connectivity, Tourism, and Conservation: From Extractive Appropriation to Socio-Environmental Reappropriation of Nature in Aysén

      • María Dolores Muñoz Rebolledo, Fulvio Rossetti, Robinson Torres-Salinas, Santiago Urrutia Reveco
      Pages 47-69Open Access
    3. How Changing Imaginaries of Nature and Tourism Have Shaped National Protected Area Creation in Argentine Patagonia

      • Christopher B. Anderson, Mara Dicenta, Jessica L. Archibald, Alejandro E. J. Valenzuela
      Pages 71-97Open Access
    4. Western Patagonia: From Frontiers of Exploration to the Commodification of Nature

      • Alejandro Salazar-Burrows, Claudia Matus, Jorge Olea-Peñaloza
      Pages 99-118Open Access
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143
    2. Beyond the Border: Understanding Freshwater Resources, Shared Identity, and Transboundary Cooperation in Southern Patagonia

      • Sanober R. Mirza, Fiorella Repetto Giavelli, Jennifer M. Thomsen
      Pages 177-199Open Access
    3. Exploring Social Representations of Nature-Based Tourism, Development Conflict, and Sustainable Development Futures in Chilean Patagonia

      • Gabriel Inostroza Villanueva, Fabien Bourlon, Trace Gale-Detrich, Heidi Blair
      Pages 229-261Open Access
    4. Identification of Causal Chains for Sustainable Tourism Development Within Two Chilean Patagonia National Parks: Cerro Castillo and Torres del Paine

      • Andrés Adiego, Germaynee Vela-Ruiz Figueroa, Fiorella Repetto Giavelli, Trace Gale-Detrich
      Pages 263-288Open Access
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 319-319
    2. Employing Local Tourism Councils to Improve Protected Area Tourism Development and Governance in the Aysén Region of Chile

      • Adriano Rovira, Gabriel Inostroza Villanueva, Guillermo Sebastián Pacheco Habert, Pablo Szmulewicz
      Pages 321-340Open Access
    3. Key Resilience Factors in Four Patagonia Nature-Based Tourism Destinations in the Aysén Region of Chile

      • Cecilia Gutiérrez Vega, Adriano Rovira, Pablo Szmulewicz
      Pages 341-367Open Access
    4. Contributions of Nature Bathing to Resilience and Sustainability

      • Angel Custodio Lazo Álvarez, Andrea Ednie, Trace Gale-Detrich
      Pages 389-408Open Access

About this book

This open access book applies a social ecological systems (SES) lens to conservation-based development in Patagonia, bringing together authors with historical, contemporary, and future-oriented perspectives in order to increase understanding of the social and environmental implications of nature-based tourism and other forms of conservation-based territorial development. By focusing on Patagonia (as a region) and its various forms of conservation-based development, this book contributes one of the first collections of South American based lessons and will be valuable to researchers and practitioners, both locally and around the world, seeking to better understand complex interconnections between social and ecological environments, and pursue a similar path to resilience and sustainability.


Editors and Affiliations

  • Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas dela Patagonia (CIEP), Sustainable TourismResearch Line, Human-Environmental Interactions Group, Coyhaique, Chile

    Trace Gale-Detrich

  • College of Education & Professional Studies, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Whitewater, USA

    Andrea Ednie

  • Department of Society and Conservation, University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation, Missoula, USA

    Keith Bosak

About the editors

Dr. Trace Gale-Detrich is a researcher in the Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia (CIEP), where she has worked since 2009 and is currently serving as the coordinator for both the Sustainable Tourism Research Line and the Human-Environmental Interactions group (HEI). As well, she is an associate investigator with the Cape Horn International Center (CHIC in Puerto Williams, Chile. Her research interests focus on human/human and human/non-human interactions within the ecosystems of Patagonia, with most of her work addressing  the intersection of conservation and development.  Her areas of focus include human values, perceptions, affect, and experiences, with the goal of understanding how these human dynamics converge with regards to environmental stewardship, transdisciplinary governance, human development/wellbeing, and the integration of protected areas with their bordering lands and communities; especially in contexts of territorial transition, involving social and climate change.

Dr. Andrea Ednie is currently Interim Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has worked as a faculty member since 2014. Her research examines protected area planning and stakeholder values, the role of soundscapes within Healthy Parks Healthy People processes, and wellness benefits associated with connections to nature and protected area experiences within Chilean Patagonia and protected areas within the midwestern U.S. She also studies motivations, sense of place, experiences and behavior choices within the contexts of outdoor recreation management and outdoor exercise. Dr. Ednie is currently Young Scholars Coordinator the Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness (WSKW).

Dr. Keith Bosak currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Society and Conservation at the University of Montana, USA. Bosak's research interests are broadly centered on the intersection of conservation and development, and as such, he often studies nature-based tourism and sustainable tourism in the context of development and protected areas. He has conducted research on ecotourism and environmental justice in India, scientific tourism in Chile, and Geotourism in Montana. Aside from tourism, Dr. Bosak has conducted research on climate change impacts and adaptations among tribal populations in the Himalaya, private protected areas in Chile, and conservation and development initiatives in Montana. Dr. Bosak also conducts workshops on protected area planning and management around the world.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Tourism and Conservation-based Development in the Periphery

  • Book Subtitle: Lessons from Patagonia for a Rapidly Changing World

  • Editors: Trace Gale-Detrich, Andrea Ednie, Keith Bosak

  • Series Title: Natural and Social Sciences of Patagonia

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-38047-1Published: 08 October 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-38050-1Published: 08 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-38048-8Published: 06 October 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2662-3463

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-3471

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIV, 468

  • Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Conservation Biology/Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Sustainable Development, Geography, general

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