Timor Leste – Reviving cultural traditions and fostering ecotourism development through Tara Bandu Marine Protected Areas

Reviving ancient traditions to help the environment and consequently the local community and economy

Keywords: Nature conservation; Tourism impacts on nature; Natural resource protection; Wildlife protection; Intangible heritage; Resident engagement and feedback; Inhabitant satisfaction; Promoting local products and services; Ecotourism; Reviving ancient traditions; Establishment of protected natural area; Marine managed areas; Regulation enforcement through traditions; Regulating activities for nature preservation; Marine ecotourism destination

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