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Researchers Give Long Look at Who Benefits From Nature Tourism
April 27, 2012
Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human inhabitants, a unique, long-term study shows.
Michigan State University
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