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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Tourism and recreation can result in the transfer of plants and animals to locations where they do not normally occur . In these situations the ' alien ' species are often at an advantage because the new environment is usually devoid of ...
Furthermore , the alteration of predator - prey relationships , disturbance to keystone species and human assisted increase in some animal populations can result in reduced biodiversity and threaten the valued ecological resources that ...
Sources of impact Although deliberate damage and graffiti are rare the touching of cave features ( stalactites and stalagmites ) as a result of curiosity can result in breakage and discoloration . Besides speleothem deterioration ...
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Techniques and Examples
The Ecological Perspective
the British countryside
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