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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Furthermore it has been shown that different plant communities within the tundra ecosystem show different susceptibilities to damage . Greller et al . ( 1974 ) for example showed that the impact of snowmobiles was greatest on soil and ...
Site size , number of fire sites and damaged trees and stumps were assessed for all sites . ... soil and ground cover damage indicators , including trees with exposed roots ( % ) , absolute groundcover loss ( % ) and exposed soil ( % ) ...
The standard for trees damaged , acceptable to 50 % of visitors , was two trees . Therefore , if damage to more than two trees occurred this would be an unacceptable impact and warrant management intervention .
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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