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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A study of visitor behaviour at Mount Rainier in the United States ( Figure 5.1 ) showed that the main deterrent to visitors wandering off trails was the presence of a uniformed employee . Most people knew what they were supposed to do ...
Box 7.5 Using questionnaires to monitor visitors to Bako National Park , Borneo Bako National Park , 37 km east of the capital city of Kuching ( Figure 7.1 ) , was the first national park gazetted in Sarawak .
recorded data as possible visitor monitoring techniques ( CALM , 2000c ) . ... of management concern , whether they be visitor satisfaction or impacts and their management , seems an efficient and effective way of monitoring visitors .
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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