HOORC researcher Joseph Mbaiwa, with University of Botswana Dept. of Environmental Science Professor M.B.K. Darkoh, published Tourism and Environment in the Okavango Delta, Botswana in late 2006. The book aims at assessing socio-cultural, economic and environmental impacts of wildlife-based tourism industry in the Okavango Delta. Informed by the notion of sustainable tourism development, the book’s ten chapters cover economic, socio- cultural and environmental impacts of tourism development and the new form of tourism carried out through community-based natural resource management programmes. The book, ISBN 9991261141, is available from Pula Press, P.O. Box 91, Gaborone, Botswana, and the University of Botswana bookstore.
HOORC cultural tourism specialist, Dr Susan Keitumetse’s chapter, “Celebrating or Marketing the Indigenous? International Rights Organisations, National Governments and Tourism Creation”, in Tourism and Politics: Global Frameworks and Local Realities, was also released in 2006. The book, ISBN 008045075X, is part of Elsevier Science’s Advances in Tourism Research series.