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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For the purpose of exploring the ecological context of natural area tourism it is important to appreciate how ecosystems fit into the landscapes that form tourism resources . The ecological view in this chapter is therefore presented ...
Important remnant populations of plants and animals occur in areas that are visited by tourists . Moreover , some natural communities and wild animals are present and protected largely because of tourist interest in them and or their ...
birds and mammals which are important biotic components of ecosystems . Furthermore , the alteration of predator - prey relationships , disturbance to keystone species and human assisted increase in some animal populations can result in ...
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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