Linking tourism to watersheds and people: A preliminary analysis of the potential of the tourism sector to contribute to payments for watershed services in Dunn's River, Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Speyside, Tobago

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Published: October 2006
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This study examined the potential and mechanisms for the tourism sector – as a downstream beneficiary of watershed services – to provide support to the upstream watershed management practices that maintain these services.

Four guiding questions were used in structuring this analysis:~1. Is the tourism sector a beneficiary of watershed services and if so, what is the value of the watershed services to the tourism sector?~2. Does the tourism sector have the capacity to pay, and is it a willing buyer of watershed services?~3. Do the poor and vulnerable communities in the watershed have the capacity to provide watershed services and are they willing to do so?~4. What are the potential payment mechanisms for watershed services by the tourism sector?