Faculty Advisor

Brattin, Joel J.

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.


This project helps balance environmental conservation and economic development at Suan Phung Nature Education Park, in Ratchaburi province, Thailand. It includes research on ecotourism strategies such as Limits of Acceptable Change, sustainable practices, carrying capacity, and high-end tourism. The project provides recommendations to solve a variety of problems including poaching and illegal harvesting, water quality issues, negative impacts of tourism, and insufficient revenue to the local community. The project also considers future developments concerning these problems.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry