Eco-Cultural Diversity in Island and Coastal Landscapes: Conservation and Development

  • Sun-Kee HongEmail author
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


In the aftermath of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in 1992, sustainable development has become a shared goal within the international community (Weaver 2005). In this regard, various possible directions for the future have been introduced, one of which has been the goal of bringing about sustainable tourism (Luchman et al. 2007). Sustainable development has been defined as development which meets the needs of present-day tourists and host regions, while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future. This has been envisaged as leading to the management of all resources in such a way that economic, social, and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecology processes, biological diversity, and life-support systems (WTO 1992). In addition, various alternative forms of tourism have been suggested to replace the commercially oriented tourism of the 1980s, one of these being the notion of eco-tourism suggested by Hector Ceballos-Lascurain.


Coastal Area Tidal Flat Cultural Resource Coastal Forest Southwest Coast 
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This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2009-361-A00007).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institution for Marine and Island CulturesMokpo National UniversityMuan-gunRepublic of Korea

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