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Researchers Give Long Look at Who Benefits From Nature Tourism


April 27, 2012

photo of tourists watching pandas 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. Full Story

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Michigan State University

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