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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Reasons for monitoring In many countries such as Australia the lack of monitoring the effects of visitors in natural areas has been lamented . Gardner ( 1994 ) commented that ' too few park managers in Australia have incorporated ...
Roles for scientists could include assistance in designing a monitoring programme and periodic reviews to ensure that the quality of data is being maintained and programmes are scientifically defensible . Scientists may also have ...
Lastly , an integrated monitoring programme for Warren National Park , Western Australia , is included as a case study of an integrated approach to monitoring to draw the chapter together and to a close . As noted in this chapter's ...
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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