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Kaarina Tervo-Kankare, Jarkko Saarinen, Mary Ellen Kimaro & Naomi N. Moswete (2018) Nature-based tourism operators’ responses to changing environment and climate in Uis, Namibia, African Geographical Review, 37:3, 273-282, DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2017.1286246

Nature-based tourism operators’ responses to changing environment and climate in Uis, Namibia

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Author: Tervo-Kankare, Kaarina1; Saarinen, Jarkko1,2; Kimaro, Mary Ellen3;
Organizations: 1Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu
2School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg
3Department of Geography, History and Environment Studies, University of Namibia
4Department of Environmental Science, University of Botswana
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-08-13


Namibia, one of the driest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, has great potential as a nature-based tourism destination, but is also vulnerable to the impacts of global environmental and climate change. In this study the perceptions of tourism businesses in Tsiseb conservancy of the potential impacts of climate change to their operations, and their adaptation plans are analyzed. The results show agreement with recent climate change, but future change is considered to happen with less certainty. The operators believe that climate change impacts tourism industry, but not their own businesses. As a consequence, no concrete adaptation methods have been developed.

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Series: African geographical review
ISSN: 1937-6812
ISSN-E: 2163-2642
ISSN-L: 1937-6812
Volume: 37
Issue: 3
Pages: 273 - 282
DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2017.1286246
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
520 Other social sciences
Funding: This study was supported by the North-South-South Programme, coordinated by the Finnish Centre for International Mobility, in collaboration with the Universities of Botswana, Johannesburg, Namibia, Oulu and Pretoria.
Copyright information: © 2017 The African Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in African Geographical Review on 13 Feb 2017, available online: