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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1 1 Biophysical Impacts : A Case Study of Off - Road Vehicle Driving The use of off - road vehicles as a recreational activity Access into natural areas has been facilitated by the proliferation and widespread use of off - road vehicles ...
Table 3.6 Factors influencing the degree of impact caused by off - road vehicles 1 Environmental Surface soil characteristics Soil moisture content Vegetation type Slope Climate Operational and vehicular factors Acceleration Speed ...
More recent studies of vehicle damage to tundra vegetation reiterate the findings of earlier researchers that the ... Wildlife disturbance is also a possible problem associated with off - road vehicles in various settings around the ...
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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