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Tourism and biodiversity loss: Implications for business sustainability

Habibullah, Muzafar Shah and Din, Badariah and Chong, Choo Wei and Radam, Alias (2016) Tourism and biodiversity loss: Implications for business sustainability. In: 7th International Economics & Business Management Conference (IEBMC 2015), 5th & 6th October 2015, Swiss-Garden Beach Resort, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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The purpose of this study is to investigates the impact of tourism on biodiversity loss in a sample of 141 countries. In the analysis, we measure tourism using the numbers of international tourist arrivals, while biodiversity loss is proxy using the numbers of threatened species – birds, fishes, mammals and plants.We also include GDP per capita, population growth, protected areas, and crop production, which act as the control variables.We find that using robust standard error estimator the number of international tourist arrivals, population growth rate, protected areas and crop production increases the numbers of threatened species, while GDP per capita reduces the numbers of threatened species.One policy implication of this study is that since businesses in the tourism industry depend on the very existence of biodiversity, then biodiversity conservation should become the essential factor for business sustainability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism, Biodiversity loss, Threatened species, Cross-country analysis
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Mrs. Badariah Din
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 03:41
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 03:41
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18583

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