Natural Area Tourism: Ecology, Impacts, and Management

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Channel View Publications, 2002 - 340 pages
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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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Types of tourism
Tourisms Impacts in Natural Areas
RecreationTourism Planning Frameworks

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David Newsome is a lecturer in environmental science at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. His research interests include investigating the environmental impacts of tourism and recreation in national parks and nature reserves, exploring the use of avifauna as a nature based tourism resource and the management of human-animal interactions.

Susan Moore is part of the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Her natural area tourism research includes human perceptions of impacts, and associated planning, management and monitoring concerns.

Ross Dowling is Associate Professor of Tourism and Head of the School of Marketing and Tourism at the Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia. He is Treasurer of the Ecotourism Association of Australia and is Vice Chairperson of the Forum Advocating Cultural and Ecotourism in Western Australia. For his contributions to the environment he has been awarded a Mobil Environmental Prize and a New Zealand Conservation Foundation Citation.

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