Natural Area Tourism: Ecology, Impacts, and Management
The book covers all facets of tourism in natural areas. The book is underpinned by a strong foundation of environmental understanding. It then describes the range of impacts, which occur when tourism takes place in the natural environment and illustrates how managers can plan, develop and appropriately manage tourism developments in natural areas. Finally, the book addresses ongoing management concerns such as monitoring environmental change and the need to introduce appropriate management strategies.
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The concept can be applied within a single natural area such as a national park or to a group of protected areas , for example , as a means of classifying national parks across a region ( Watson , 1997 ) . Recreation / Tourism Planning ...
Figure 4.6 Process for applying the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum planning framework . ( Derived from Stankey & Brown , 1981 ) Application , strengths and weaknesses ROS has been applied to recreation planning in the United States ...
TOMM can be applied across multiple land tenures although it does not explicitly cater for opportunity classes . Both LAC and VIM focus on site - level impacts so their application has tended towards individual protected areas .
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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