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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Planning Concepts An understanding of the concepts of carrying capacity , ' acceptable change and spectrum of recreation opportunities is essential before progressing to the planning frameworks themselves . Over the years countless ...
In the early 1960s the concept of carrying capacity was carried across to recreation , and especially wilderness management , as wilderness conditions deteriorated in the face of rapidly escalating levels of use .
Carrying capacity is a product of value judgements and is not purely a product of the natural resource base and therefore determinable through careful observation and research . The idea of carrying capacity as a product of the natural ...
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Techniques and Examples
The Ecological Perspective
the British countryside
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