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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Reasons for managing natural areas When human populations were small with limited mobility , large parts of the world remained relatively untouched and ecological processes continued uninterrupted . In recent times , and particularly ...
Setbacks reduce the risk of pollutants moving from the site into the water , protect fringing vegetation from trampling and other damage , and prevent erosion of steep banks and edges . There are also social reasons for setbacks ...
Reasons for monitoring In many countries such as Australia the lack of monitoring the effects of visitors in natural areas has been lamented . Gardner ( 1994 ) commented that ' too few park managers in Australia have incorporated ...
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Techniques and Examples
The Ecological Perspective
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