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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The Great Barrier Reef , Australia ( Figure 2.11 ) which occurs from 35 to 100 nautical miles offshore , is a striking example of barrier reef development . Many islands are surrounded by fringing reefs and barrier reefs can form ...
Some species of fish specialise in utilising the reef flats by moving to and fro with the tide Further out to sea , and where the edge of the reef meets deeper water , two more zones can be distinguished – that of the reef crest and the ...
The reef crest is subject to wave action , which limits the presence of many species of coral ; the reef slope , however , is always covered with water . Here occur corals , such as the staghorn coral that is intolerant of wave action ...
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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