Re-creation tourism: de-extinction and its implications for nature-based recreation

Patrick M. Whittle, Emma J. Stewart, David Fisher

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Recent rapid developments in biotechnology and genomics mean that ‘de-extinction’ – the resurrection of extinct species – is now a real possibility. The opportunity to see living examples of long-dead creatures has important implications (benefits and risks) for nature-based tourism. This paper introduces the topic of de-extinction, briefly discusses how it relates to tourism and indicates areas for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-912
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 3 2015


  • authenticity
  • environment
  • ethics
  • nature-based tourism
  • wildlife tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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