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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Table 5.6 Principles of Leave No Trace low impact education programme Principle Description 1. Plan ahead and prepare Travel in small groups , with appropriate equipment 2. Camp and travel on durable In high use areas , concentrate use ...
The programme covers hotels , airlines , tour operators , travel agents , airports , visitor attractions , cruise ships and car rental companies . Of most relevance to natural area management is certification of tour operators , visitor ...
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 ...
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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