Natural Area Tourism: Ecology, Impacts
Channel View Publications, Nov 28, 2001 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
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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Page 2 - The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN; now known as the World Conservation Union) first raised the nature of the relationship when its Director General posed the question in a paper entitled 'Tourism and environmental conservation: conflict, coexistence, or symbiosis?
Page 15 - travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strive to be low impact and (usually) small scale'. She adds that it helps educate the traveller, provides funds for conservation, directly benefits the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, and fosters respect for different cultures and for human rights.
Page 10 - Thus, in its most general sense, alternative tourism can be broadly defined as forms of tourism that set out to be consistent with natural, social and community values and which allow both hosts and guests to enjoy positive and worthwhile interaction and shared experiences.