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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Soils thus exert a major control over the growth of plants and play a pivotal role in determining the nature of ... Any loss of , or damage to , soil therefore has major implications for the ecological integrity of nature based tourism ...
The major threats to the integrity of the Kruger National Park in fact reside in the landscape matrix in which the Park sits . Cumulative impact situations are more likely to occur when both tourism and other factors come together .
The park covers most of the catchment of the South Alligator River , a major tropical monsoonal system regarded as a recent landform . The park's wetlands are internationally recognised under the Ramsar Convention .
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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